A Case Study: Pallative Radical Mastectomy with Latissimus Dorsi Flap Reconstruction
Breast cancer has ranked number one among Indian females with age adjusted rate as high as 25.8/100,000 women and mortality is 12.7/100,000 women, with 25% to 30% presenting with Locally Advanced Breast Cancer (LABC). Toilet Mastectomy is an excellent adjunct to palliative care in Advanced Breast Cancer patients. This is useful for both a proper decrease (debulking) in the tumor cell load and in controlling a recurrent necrotic and/or fungating disease. Here, we share our experience with a patient presenting with MBC and complaining of a recurrent breast fungating disease, aiming to highlight the importance of palliative surgical treatment in systemic breast malignancy.