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.

Surgical treatment of breast lesions at a Day Centre : Experience of the European Institute of Oncology / B. Ballardini, M. Cavalli, G.F. Manfredi, C. Sangalli, V. Galimberti, M. Intra, E.M.C. Rossi, J. Seco, G. Campanelli, P. Veronesi. - In: THE BREAST. - ISSN 0960-9776. - 27(2016), pp. 169-174. [10.1016/j.breast.2016.04.002]

Surgical treatment of breast lesions at a Day Centre : Experience of the European Institute of Oncology

G. Campanelli;P. Veronesi
2016

Abstract

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.
Breast cancer; Day surgery; Outpatient surgery; Surgery
Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale
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