Breast Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities. This is a title in the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series whose eight volumes are an established and highly regarded source of information for the specialist general surgeon.
. The role of imaging in breast diagnosis including screening and excision of impalpable lesions . Pathology and biology of breast cancer . Nipple discharge and the role of ductoscopy in breast diseases . Breast-conserving surgery: the balance between good cosmesis and local control . Techniques of mastectomy - tips and pitfalls . Oncoplastic procedures to allow breast conservation and a satisfactory cosmetic outcome . The axilla: current management including sentinel node and lymphoedema . The genetics of breast cancer, risk-reducing surgery and prevention . Breast reconstruction . Breast cancer treatments of uncommon diseases . Treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ . The role of adjuvant systemic therapy in patients with operable breast cancer . Locally advanced breast cancer . Metastatic disease and palliative care . The role of adjuvant radiotherapy in the management of breast cancer . Psychosocial issues in breast cancer . Benign breast disease . Litigation in breast disease . Index