Simultaneous forequarter amputation and radical mastectomy for metastatic breast carcinoma in a male patient a case report


AYVAZ M., YILGÖR İ. Ç. , MERMERKAYA M. U. , KONAN A., SÖNMEZ E., ACAROĞLU E.

Journal of the Korean Surgical Society, vol.81, no.Suppl 1, pp.6, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 81 Issue: Suppl 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.4174/jkss.2011.81.suppl1.s6
  • Journal Name: Journal of the Korean Surgical Society
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.6
  • Keywords: Breast neoplasms, Male, Radical mastectomy, Amputation, CANCER
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Although the majority of forequarter amputations are performed for high-grade bone and soft tissue sarcomas or extensive osteomyelitis of the upper extremity, this radical operation may also be indicated for the curative treatment of recurrent breast cancer and for the palliation of locally advanced breast cancer. We report a male patient with metastatic breast adenocarcinoma who underwent simultaneous mastectomy and forequarter amputation for the management of both his primary and metastatic disease.