Analysis of nipple/areolar involvement with mastectomy: Can the areola be preserved?

@article{Simmons2002AnalysisON,
  title={Analysis of nipple/areolar involvement with mastectomy: Can the areola be preserved?},
  author={FACS Rache M. Simmons and RN ONPMSNOCNMeghanBrennan and MS Paul Christos MPH and BS ValenciaKing and Michael Osborne MD FACS},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2002},
  volume={9},
  pages={165-168}
}
Skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM), which involves the resection of the nipple/areolar complex with the breast parenchyma, improves the aesthetic outcome for breast cancer patients. Most patients undergoing SSM desire reconstruction of the nipple/areolar complex for symmetry. These data explore the possibility of preserving the areola in selected mastectomy patients. A retrospective analysis of 217 mastectomy patients was conducted to determine the frequency of malignant nipple and/or areola… CONTINUE READING
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