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Mastectomy

  • Ching-Wei D. Tzeng
  • J. Harrison Howard
  • Kirby I. Bland
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Abstract

When possible, most women choose breast conservation therapy (lumpectomy with radiation therapy) over mastectomy. Under some circumstances, mastectomy is a better option. The technique of mastectomy has evolved since the original classical radical mastectomy. The recent trend is toward greater use of skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) with immediate reconstruction. Technical aspects of performing a mastectomy are reviewed.

Keywords

Axillary Node Dissection Skin Flap Contralateral Breast Cancer Prophylactic Contralateral Mastectomy Myocutaneous Flap 
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© Springer New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ching-Wei D. Tzeng
  • J. Harrison Howard
  • Kirby I. Bland
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Alabama School of MedicineBirminghamUSA

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