Locally Recurrent Carcinoma after Breast Reconstruction

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The incidence of locally recurrent carcinoma after mastectomy is low—between 6 and 20%. Recent case histories of 4 patients who were clinically free of breast carcinoma and who developed local recurrence after reconstruction are reviewed. Possible relationships of breast reconstruction to local recurrence are discussed. The development of capsule formation in the reconstructed breast may denote recurrent disease.

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