Recurrent breast carcinoma arising in a transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap

Sun M. Chung, Sandra J. Shin, Xia Chen, Paul Peter Rosen

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Reconstruction after mastectomy for breast carcinoma with implants or myocutaneous flaps is a widely used surgical technique. Recurrence of breast carcinoma after these procedures is uncommon. Most recurrences occur in the skin or scar site of the mastectomy and are readily detectable by physical examination. There are rare reported cases of recurrent carcinoma occurring within the flaps that are usually diagnosed with the aid of imaging and subsequent pathologic examination. In most cases, these recurrences represent invasive or in situ ductal carcinoma. We report an additional 2 cases of breast carcinoma recurring within the myocutaneous flap, both of which exhibited uncommon histologic features not previously reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1157-1160
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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