Alfonso Oliva, MD FACS
SURGERY: Bil breast reconstruction with DIEP microvascular flaps
DIAGNOSIS: Breast Cancer
51 yo patient who felt a right breast lump on her own examination and was found to have invasive ductal carcinoma. Initially, her physicians felt she could be treated with breast conservation lumpectomy. However, the surgical margins were positive for carcinoma and the patient chose to have a bilateral mastectomy and immediate reconstruction. The breasts were reconstructed with a bilateral muscle sparing free microvascular TRAM flaps. Postoperative photos are taken 2-1/2 years postoperatively.