Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 0.285**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2638-4558
  • DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558
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Major Scope

  •  Epidemiology
  •  Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  •  Veterinary Sciences
  •  Breast Neoplasms
  •  Chronic Disease
  •  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Infectious Disease
  •  Gastroenterology


Citation: Clin Case Rep Int. 2022;6(1):1415.DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558.1415

Thoracoabdominal Flap in Recidive Malignant Phyllodes Tumor Excision (A Case Report)

Nugraha GL and Ishardyanto H

Department of Surgery, Airlangga University, Indonesia

*Correspondance to: Gigih Laksamana Nugraha 

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Phyllodes tumor is a type of tumor that is quite rare in the community and 10% to 30% of these cases are found to be malignant. Wide excision with proper margin is still as the main modality of treatment for Malignant Phyllodes Tumor. Large postoperative defects will be a challenge for surgeons in reconstructing the chest wall after excision. Thoracoabdominal flap is one of the preferred techniques for closing the defect of breast surgery in countries with limited resources such as in Southeast Asia. This technique is relatively easy and has low complication rate. Case Report: A 42-year-old woman complains of a lump in her right breast that reappeared after breast surgery one year ago. We performed a wide excision of this tumor with a margin of 2 cm and the defect was closed using a Thoracoabdominal flap. Patients have been re-educated about the importance of postoperative radiotherapy.


Malignant phyllodes tumor; Thoracoabdominal flap; Recidive

Cite the Article:

Nugraha GL, Ishardyanto H. Thoracoabdominal Flap in Recidive Malignant Phyllodes Tumor Excision (A Case Report). Clin Case Rep Int. 2022; 6: 1415.

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