Fat necrosis of bilateral musculocutaneous flap breast reconstruction

Murray Rebner, Thomas R Stevenson

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Abstract

A woman who underwent bilateral musculocutaneous flap breast reconstruction developed palpable and radiographic abnormalities in both breasts that were worrisome for malignancy. Surgical biopsy of both lesions revealed fat necrosis. Although mammography is seldom done for patients with reconstructed breasts, the radiologist should be aware that fat necrosis may simulate malignancy in this clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalBreast Disease
Volume1
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • breast reconstruction
  • fat necrosis
  • transverse rectus abdominus musculocutaneous flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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