Breast cancer is the commonest malignancy in women worldwide. The reduced aggressiveness of breast cancer surgery has made it possible treat patients in the day surgery setting. The European Institute of Oncology, Milan, opened its new Day Center in May 2010. From May 2010 to December 2014, 17,087 patients with breast conditions were treated by the Institute's Division of Senology, 4132 (24.2%) of these in the day surgery setting, including malignant and benign conditions; 204 (4.9%) were not discharged on the day of surgery, being converted to inpatients; five (0.1%) patients returned to hospital for persistent hematoma.Our experience of performing breast cancer surgery in the day surgery setting is in line that of the literature. It is safe, but requires a well-organized unit and multidisciplinary medical team to function smoothly, with much attention paid to patient comfort and education, so as to ensure maximum patient acceptance and satisfaction.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Titolo:||Surgical treatment of breast lesions at a Day Centre: Experience of the European Institute of Oncology|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.breast.2016.04.002|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000376512500021|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-84964336280|
|Parole Chiave:||Breast cancer; Day surgery; Outpatient surgery; Surgery|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su Rivista|