European Journal of Breast Health
Technical Article

Rhomboid Flap Technique in Breast-conserving Surgery: An Alternative Method for the Reconstruction of Lumpectomy Defects


Department of General Surgery, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey


Department of General Surgery, Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey


Department of Surgery, Adana Medline Hospital, Adana, Turkey

Eur J Breast Health 2015; 11: 186-191
DOI: 10.5152/tjbh.2015.2572
Read: 808 Downloads: 447 Published: 24 July 2019


Objective: We aimed to present our experience with rhomboid flap reconstruction, which is a simple technique, in breast cancer patients who underwent breast-conserving surgery.


Methods: We reviewed the medical records of 13 patients with breast cancer who underwent rhomboid flap reconstruction. The patients were evaluated for tumor size, safe surgical margin, and other clinical and pathological features.


Results: The mean age of the patients was 43.1 years (range: 28–69 years). The mean tumor diameter was 30.8 mm (range: 15–60 mm). The mean of the safe margin of resection was evaluated to be 17.8 mm (range: 5–30 mm). Re-excision was required for one patient in the same session.


Conclusion: Rhomboid flap reconstruction can facilitate the applicability of breast-conserving surgery in early breast cancer patients with large tumor-to-breast-size ratio or tumors close to the skin.

EISSN 2587-0831