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SURG5039: Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1

Breast surgery requires a thorough knowledge of the science and management of malignant breast disease and this unit of study is aimed at post-fellowship training (PFT) candidates committed to a career in breast surgery. You will focus on principles of oncoplastic breast surgery techniques used to extend the role of breast conservation and improve the aesthetics of breast conservation surgery. Techniques of volume displacement, mammoplasty, volume replacement, symmetry procedures and good mastectomy technique are covered. You will develop your clinical judgement regarding the use of different techniques and how they are integrated with the multidisciplinary management of breast cancer.

Code SURG5039
Academic unit Surgery
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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SURG5037 and SURG5038
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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This unit is designed as the second part of a curriculum for contemporary breast surgery for Post Fellowship Trainees and assumes practical skills training is obtained on the BreastSurgANZ PFT Program (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed general or plastic surgical training and have a strong interest

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Provide participants with a clear understanding of how to appraise the breast and patients who are suitable for Breast conservation in A-C cup breast with minimal ptosis
  • LO2. Provide participants with a clear understanding of how to assess the breast and tumour phenotype and how this can be applied with modern oncological treatments to aid breast conservation
  • LO3. Enable candidates to review breast imaging to assess glandularity and its application to breast conservation techniques
  • LO4. Enable participants to analyse and predict potential post-operative deformities from breast conservation surgery
  • LO5. Enable participants to critique the use of advanced level 1 techniques including tennis racquet, Round Block (Benelli), V advancement and Batwing
  • LO6. Enable participants to assess, plan and select suitable patients for Reduction mammoplasty techniques
  • LO7. Provide participants with a clear understanding of the reduction mammoplasty pedicles, blood supply and applicability for breast conservation
  • LO8. Enable participants to describe reduction mammoplasty techniques and identify critical steps to avoid complications
  • LO9. Enable participants to identify suitable breast phenotypes and steps involved in rotation flaps - Grisotti, Melon Slice
  • LO10. Enable participants to identify suitable breast phenotypes and steps involved in Perforator Flaps - TDAP - AICAP - SAAP - LICAP
  • LO11. Provide participants with a clear understanding of the role of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) and risk reducing surgery

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.