The appropriate width of the tumour-free margin in surgery of phyllodes tumour of the breast.


Author(s): Jerzy W. Mitus, PaweÅ? Blecharz, Wojciech Wysocki

Based on our own observations and literature data, including NCCN guidelines, we present the view of the optimal surgical treatment of the Phyllodes Tumour of the breast (PT). PT treatment requires removal of the breast tumor with a margin of at least 1 cm. Nonetheless, the last several months have brought several significant publications, which suggest that a margin of 1 mm, is quite sufficient to prevent the local recurrence of PT. Therefore, we decided, present the results of these studies. The treatment of choice in all patients with PT is excision of the breast tumor, maintaining the surgical free margin from tumor infiltration. In the group of patients with malignant (possibly borderline) form of PT, when the margin is less than 1 mm, frequent and rigorous follow up are to be considered to detect possible local recurrence, reoperation to obtain a tumor-free margin of at least 1mm or adjuvant radiotherapy, although its value is still the subject of discussion and controversy.

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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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