Skin retraction after segmentectomy

Case contributed by Dr Guilherme Pioli Resende


Patient referred with previous diagnosis of infiltrating carcinoma in the right breast, after a superolateral quadrant segmentectomy procedure.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

Breasts with a sparse fibroglandular appearance, showing perimamillar skin thickening on the right, a metallic marker at the resection site by segmentectomy and a significant retraction of the overlying skin.

Case Discussion

Exam classified as BI-RADS 6. Patient was referred for a new surgical approach due to the involvement of the margins of the previous resection according to an anatomopathological report.

Contributed by Dr. Hemilianna Hadassa Silva Matozinho M.D. and Dr. Flávia de Freitas Rodrigues.

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