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Ann Plast Surg. 2003 Oct;51(4):345-50; discussion 351-2.

An application of the LeJour vertical mammaplasty pattern for skin-sparing mastectomy: a preliminary report.

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Department of Reconstructive Surgery, Cambridge Breast Unit, Addenbrooke's University Hospital, Cambridge, UK.


An application of the LeJour vertical mammaplasty skin pattern for skin-sparing mastectomy is presented. The approach provides adequate access for the mastectomy, axillary dissection, and immediate breast reconstruction. The technique is ideal for patients with large or ptotic breasts undergoing a simultaneous contralateral breast reduction or mastopexy. It is particularly suitable for autogenous tissue reconstruction. Its use in mastectomies for cancer and prophylactic subcutaneous mastectomies is described.

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