Letter to the Editor

Advances in Artificial Intelligence and the Potential Impact on Oncoplastic Breast Surgery


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Received Date: 06.03.2023 Accepted Date: 25.03.2023 Eur J Breast Health 2023;19(3):261-261 PMID: 37415653

Keywords: Artificial intelligence, oncoplastic breast surgery, surgical planning

Dear Editor,

Oncoplastic breast surgery is a rapidly evolving field that combines the principles of oncologic surgery and plastic surgery to achieve optimal outcomes for breast cancer patients. By integrating techniques such as tumor resection, breast reconstruction, and symmetry procedures, oncoplastic surgery aims to minimize traditional breast cancer surgery's negative aesthetic and functional consequences while maintaining or even improving oncological outcomes.

Artificial intelligence (AI) can potentially revolutionize various aspects of medicine, including surgery. By employing advanced machine learning algorithms, AI can provide valuable insights and assistance to medical professionals in making more accurate diagnoses, formulating optimal treatment plans, and even predicting patient outcomes. It is, therefore, crucial that we explore the potential integration of AI advancements in the field of oncoplastic breast surgery.

Some possible areas of exploration include AI in preoperative planning, wherein algorithms analyze patient-specific anatomical data to predict optimal surgical approaches and individualized reconstructive techniques. Additionally, AI could be employed in intraoperative decision-making, with real-time imaging analysis guiding the surgeon to achieve more precise tumor resections and better cosmetic results. Furthermore, AI-driven postoperative monitoring could enable the early detection of complications or recurrences, allowing for timely interventions and improved patient care.

In conclusion, I kindly request that you consider the importance of this topic and encourage research and discussions related to the potential impact of AI advancements on oncoplastic breast surgery. By promoting this area of inquiry, we can foster innovation and ultimately improve the quality of care for breast cancer patients worldwide.


Peer-review: Internally peer-reviewed.