Updated follow-up of patients treated with the oncoplastic " Crescent" technique for breast cancer

Adil Aljarrah, Claude Nos, Rana Nasr, Krishna B. Clough, Anne Sophie Bats, Fabrice Lecuru

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Background: Conservative treatment of lower pole breast cancer in small or medium sized breasts could be attended with poor cosmetic outcomes. The purpose of this study was to assess the results of the " Crescent" Oncoplastic technique in this indication. Material and methods: Prospective study in 54 breast cancer patients undergoing the technique. Results: Post-operative recovery was uneventful except 1 hematoma and 6 breast seromas. With a mean follow-up period of 45 months (range 27-64), no local recurrence. s was detected. Five patients had fat necrosis. Cosmetic results were assessed as being excellent (39%), good (35%), fair (20%) and mediocre (6%). Conclusion: We therefore advise this technique as a first step oncoplastic surgery technique for tumors situated near the inframammary fold. We also recommend the systematic check of the final cosmetic results in the standing position in order to obtain the best possible results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-479
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012



  • Breast carcinoma
  • Lower quadrant
  • Oncoplastic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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