Surgical procedures on the breast divide logically into those performed for benign disorders (including diagnostic procedures) and surgical interventions for malignant disease. For benign conditions, cosmesis is a key consideration, whilst for malignant disease the focus is clearly oncological control. This chapter will address the following operative procedures for both benign and malignant diseases.
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