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Correspondence should be addressed to Grant W. Carlson, grant carlson@emory.org.

Subjects:

Technical advances in skin sparing mastectomy.

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Journal Title:

International Journal of Surgical Oncology

Volume:

Volume 2011

Publisher:

, Pages 396901-396901

Type of Work:

Article | Final Publisher PDF

Abstract:

Skin sparing mastectomy has resulted in marked improvement in the aesthetic results of immediate breast reconstruction. Mature data has confirmed its oncological safety in the treatment of breast cancer. The procedure has gained wide acceptance and has undergone numerous technical advances since its introduction over twenty years ago. Careful patient selection and choice of skin incisions are necessary to avoid complications.

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© 2011 Grant W. Carlson.

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

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