Journal of Marine Medical Society

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 161--164

Irradiation of Breast Cancer Patient with Reconstructive Temporary Tissue Expander at INHS Asvini


Kirti Tyagi1, Hari Mukundan1, Deboleena Mukherjee1, Rohit Sharma3, GS Chowdhary3, G Vishwanath2 
1 Radiation Oncology Centre, INHS Asvini, Mumbai, India
2 Consultant (Surg and Reconstruction) Command Hospital (SC), Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
Kirti Tyagi
Radiation Oncology Centre, INHS Asvini, Mumbai
India

Carcinoma breast is the commonest malignancy among the females in developed countries. These patients require Radiation Therapy as an integral part of multimodality treatment Surgery commonly involves breast conservation, with or without breast reconstruction. One of our patients underwent modified radical mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction using a temporary tissue expander. Postoperative irradiation was delivered to the breast mound encompassing the tissue expander. The effect of post-operative radiotherapy (port) in a patient who was treated with radiotherapy with the tissue expander in situ was assessed and reported here. The purpose of this study was to quantify the radiation dose distribution due to the presence of tissue expander and determine its potential contribution towards complication rate.


How to cite this article:
Tyagi K, Mukundan H, Mukherjee D, Sharma R, Chowdhary G S, Vishwanath G. Irradiation of Breast Cancer Patient with Reconstructive Temporary Tissue Expander at INHS Asvini.J Mar Med Soc 2016;18:161-164


How to cite this URL:
Tyagi K, Mukundan H, Mukherjee D, Sharma R, Chowdhary G S, Vishwanath G. Irradiation of Breast Cancer Patient with Reconstructive Temporary Tissue Expander at INHS Asvini. J Mar Med Soc [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Oct 7 ];18:161-164
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