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Int J Fertil Womens Med. 2006 Sep-Oct;51(5):230-2.

Is it safe to preserve the nipple areola complex during skin-sparing mastectomy for breast cancer?

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Department of Breast Surgery, St. George's & The Princess Grace Hospitals, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) with nipple areola complex (NAC) preservation appears to be oncologically safe, provided the tumor is not close to the nipple and a frozen section protocol for the retroareolar tissue is followed.

PMID:
17269590
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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