MPS  Vol.2 No.4 , October 2012
Breast Surgery with Application of Doughnut Mastopexy Lumpectomy Technique
Author(s) Kyoichi Matsuzaki*
Purpose: Doughnut mastopexy lumpectomy (DML) is a breast resection technique in which a tissue segment is removed and the breast reshaped through a doughnut-shaped de-epithelialized periareolar area. In this study, we attempted to determine whether the DML technique could be useful for other types of breast surgery, in addition to breast cancer lumpectomy. Methods: This study examined a total of 4 patients who underwent the DML technique and were followed up for at least 1 year postoperatively. One patient underwent phyllodes tumor resection, 1 patient underwent removal of a siliconoma, and 2 patients underwent breast reduction mammaplasty. Results: This method enabled en-bloc removal of a large tissue mass or large foreign body that could not be removed through a short periareolar incision. The surgical method of this study enabled the extent of de-epithelialization to be changed according to the size and location of the mass to be excised; good cosmetic results were also obtained. In addition, the surgical method enabled the facile excision of tumors and foreign materials. Conclusions: The DML technique is a useful surgical method that is applicable to other breast surgeries, in addition to breast cancer surgery.

Cite this paper
K. Matsuzaki, "Breast Surgery with Application of Doughnut Mastopexy Lumpectomy Technique," Modern Plastic Surgery, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 91-96. doi: 10.4236/mps.2012.24022.
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