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Breast Surgery



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.

Recommended Reading

  1. NHMRC Clinical practice guidelines management of early breast cancer.,accessedJan2010
  2. NHMRC Recommendations for use of sentinel node biopsy in early (operable) breast cancer.,accessedJan2010

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryThe Queen Elizabeth HospitalWoodville SouthAustralia

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