Mammology: Cyst of breast — Surgical treatment. Treatment
The treatment of breast cysts depends on its size. For small formations, the basic tactic for patients is observation. Multiple large cysts causing pain and discomfort are subject to surgical removal.
During surgery, the formations are excised together with a part of the breast. This technique is called sectoral resection.
The intervention is performed under general anesthesia. The marking is made on the patient’s skin, along which the scalpel moves then. The surgeon removes the abnormal sector and stops bleeding. The wound is drained. Next, he puts bioresorbable sutures onto the subcutaneous tissue and skin. When required, the professional can make some additional cuts to move the skin flaps and close the defect aesthetically.
After intervention, the removed tissue is sent to the laboratory for cytology. Sample examination under a microscope allows confirming or denying the presence of malignant cells in the cyst.
The patient is transported to the ward where she receives appropriate care from nurses. To prevent complications, the physician prescribes antibiotics. When the patient feels good, she is discharged on day 4 after the check-up examination by the surgeon to receipt of required recommendations.Hide