Autologous flap reconstruction is widely used after skin sparing mastectomy to reconstruct the appearance of the breast. We present 2 cases of breast cancer recurrence in a deep inferior epigastric perforator reconstruction, including a 65-year-old female with history of papillary carcinoma and a 35-year-old female with history of a high grade invasive ductal carcinoma with extensive ductal carcinoma in situ. Differential imaging considerations of the post mastectomy patient are reviewed. Typical appearance of a deep inferior epigastric perforator flap reconstruction as well as location and timing of presentation may help differentiate a recurrence from the more commonly encountered postsurgical etiologies.
- Autologous breast reconstruction
- Breast cancer
- Deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging