Oncoplastic breast surgery in a man, is it possible? Round-Block tecnique for the treatment of a giant lipoma
The round block oncoplastic technique has proven to be a safe surgical approach in the management of breast cancer tumours. This procedure is useful to achieve resection of large tumours while maintaining a good cosmetic outcome. Recently, the safety of this technique has allowed its use in the treatment of other pathologies without complications. On the other hand, lipomas are the most frequent tumours in the chest wall. However, only 1% of them are larger than 10cm. In giant lipomas, a complete resection is needed to allow a complete anatomopathological study. We report a case of a 50-year-old man with a soft mass in the right breast, a subpectoral lipoma of 25x23x12 cm, without invasion of adjacent vital structures was diagnosed using computed tomography (CT) scan. Due to the benign characteristics, a resection was performed using the round-block technique. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged 24 hours after the surgery.
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