This modified pattern was also used in a patient who underwent skin-sparing mastectomy using the inverted-T breast reduction pattern. The end result was an S-shaped scar, not an inverted T.
This technique has the advantage of achieving oncologic clearance (including skin) in patients with superficially situated tumors undergoing either wide local excision (lumpectomy) or skin-sparing mastectomy. The disadvantage of the modified skin pattern incision is that the scars on the breast are not symmetrical and the pedicle used may also need to be altered to achieve a satisfactory tumor clearance margin.
Don A. Hudson, F.R.C.S., M.Med.
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