Oncological safety and postoperative complications in oncoplastic breast surgery among Asian women: A single institutional review

Li Ying Teoh, Lee Lee Lai, Alia Hanim Aa, Mei Sze Teh, Suniza Jamaris, Abqariyah Yahya, Kwan Hoong Ng, Mee Hoong See

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Oncoplastic breast surgery (OBS) improves margin clearance and produces good esthetic outcome in breast cancer treatment. This study evaluates the complications and outcome of OBS in a multiracial patient cohort. Data of 421 patients between 2011 and 2018 were analyzed. The majority were Malays (41.8%), followed by Chinese (39.7%) and Indians (16.8%). Low local complications were noted, with no significant differences in disease-free survival (P = .927) and overall survival (P = .719) between low and high OBS levels. Shared decision-making in offering OBS for Asian women has potential to become a practical option in breast cancer treatment.

Read full article here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32996224/ 

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