Breast Lumpectomy - Upper Medial Quadrant
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Breast Lumpectomy - Upper Medial Quadrant

 The Breast Lumpectomy – Upper Medial Quadrant course will teach you:
  • To completely/radically resect a portion of breast tissue, containing a benign or malignant tumor. The goal of this breast-preserving surgery in the face of malignancy, is to resect the tumor radically with an adequate tumor margin, in combination with the best cosmetic outcome.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Breast Lumpectomy – Upper Medial Quadrant:

  • Hematoma formation
  • Fixation of glandular tissue to the chest wall

With the following tips you might perform the Breast Lumpectomy – Upper Medial Quadrant even better:

  • Placement of the retractors for optimal exposure of the dissection plane
  • Palpation of the tumor during the procedure
  • Marking of the specimen

 

After studying the Breast Lumpectomy – Upper Medial Quadrant course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Skin flap necrosis
  • Seroma formation
  • Hematoma formation

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Breast Lumpectomy – General Principles

Step by step

Lesion excision

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin at the sternal notch, the sternum, the breast boundaries, the nipple and periareolar area, the cleavage line and the location of the tumor.

Incise

Incise the skin along the periareolar mark and the mark around the nipple, perpendicularly to the skin.

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