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Andersson, Magnus N.
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Skoglund, M. A., Andersson, M. N., Björkgren, A., Tolocka, E., Sund, M. & Wiberg, R. (2023). Inter- and intra-observer agreement on evaluating the presence of residual glandular tissue with magnetic resonance tomography following prophylactic mastectomy. Acta Radiologica, 64(1), 67-73
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2023 (English)In: Acta Radiologica, ISSN 0284-1851, E-ISSN 1600-0455, Vol. 64, no 1, p. 67-73Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: There are no published international consensus or guideline documents regarding appropriate medical follow-up for women with hereditary increased risk of breast cancer who opt for prophylactic mastectomy. Moreover, it is not known whether breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed after a prophylactic mastectomy is a reproducible method for evaluating whether clinically relevant amounts of residual glandular tissue remains.

Purpose: To evaluate the inter- and intra-observer agreement on detecting residual glandular tissue with MRI. Material and Methods: In total, 40 women previously operated with prophylactic mastectomy underwent MRI and two breast radiologists (R1 and R2) independently assessed the presence of residual glandular tissue. Inter- and intra-rater agreements were assessed using Cohen's kappa (k).

Results: Residual glandular tissue was found in 69 of 248 quadrants (27.8%) and 32 of 62 breasts (51.6%) by R1 and 77 of 248 quadrants (31.1%) and 35 of 62 breasts (56.5%) by R2. The interrater agreement was observed to be moderate (k = 0.554) and the intra-rater agreement was observed to be substantial (k = 0.623).

Conclusion: In conclusion, the inter-and intra-rater observer agreement in regard to detection of residual glandular tissue was not excellent, which would be desirable for a method considered reproducible enough to be used as a surveillance tool after the surgical procedure in order to ensure that there is no relevant residual glandular tissue remaining warranting further follow-up. More research is needed, as well as establishment of precise protocols, before using the method in risk assessment of remaining glandular tissue and breast cancer risk.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
magnetic resonance tomography, Prophylactic mastectomy, residual glandular tissue
National Category
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-190289 (URN)10.1177/02841851211058929 (DOI)000727654700001 ()34851154 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85120625717 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-12-13 Created: 2021-12-13 Last updated: 2022-12-30Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. N., Sund, M., Svensson, J., Björkgren, A. & Wiberg, R. (2022). Prophylactic mastectomy – Correlation between skin flap thickness and residual glandular tissue evaluated postoperatively by imaging. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 75(6), 1813-1819
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prophylactic mastectomy – Correlation between skin flap thickness and residual glandular tissue evaluated postoperatively by imaging
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2022 (English)In: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, ISSN 1748-6815, E-ISSN 1878-0539, Vol. 75, no 6, p. 1813-1819Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Women with an increased hereditary risk of breast cancer can undergo risk-reducing prophylactic mastectomy. However, there is a balance between how much subcutaneous tissue should be resected to achieve maximal reduction of glandular tissue, while leaving viable skin flaps.

Methods: Forty-five women previously operated with prophylactic mastectomy underwent magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) and ultrasound (US) to investigate the correlation between skin flap thickness and residual glandular tissue. Residual glandular tissue was documented as being present or not present, but not quantified, as the amount of residual glandular tissue in many cases was considered too small to make reliable volume quantifications with available tools. Since a mastectomy skin flap thickness of 5 mm is discussed as an oncologically safe thickness in the literature, this was used as a cut-off.

Results: Following prophylactic mastectomy, residual glandular tissue was detected in 39.3% of all breasts and 27.9% of all the breast quadrants examined by MRT, and 44.1% of all breasts and 21.7% of all the breast quadrants examined by US. Residual glandular tissue was detected in 6.9% of the quadrants in skin flaps ≤ 5 mm and in 37.5% of the quadrants in skin flaps > 5 mm (OR 3.07; CI = 1.41–6.67; p = 0.005). Furthermore, residual glandular tissue increased significantly already when the skin flap thickness exceeded 7 mm.

Conclusions: This study highlights that complete removal of glandular breast tissue during a mastectomy is difficult and suggests that this is an unattainable goal. We demonstrate that residual glandular tissue is significantly higher in skin flaps > 5 mm in comparison to skin flaps ≤ 5 mm, and that residual glandular tissue increases significantly already when the flap thickness exceeds 7 mm.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Hereditary breast cancer, Prophylactic mastectomy, Residual glandular tissue, Skin flap thickness
National Category
Surgery
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-192658 (URN)10.1016/j.bjps.2022.01.031 (DOI)000812970900004 ()35177362 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85124603462 (Scopus ID)
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Cancerforskningsfonden i NorrlandRegion Västerbotten
Available from: 2022-02-21 Created: 2022-02-21 Last updated: 2023-09-26Bibliographically approved
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