Clinical and radiological predictors of nipple-areola complex involvement in breast cancer patients.

@article{Dalonzo2012ClinicalAR,
  title={Clinical and radiological predictors of nipple-areola complex involvement in breast cancer patients.},
  author={Marta D'alonzo and Laura Martincich and Nicoletta Biglia and Alberto M Pisacane and Furio Maggiorotto and Giovanni De Rosa and Filippo Montemurro and Franziska Kubatzki and Piero Sismondi and Riccardo Ponzone},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 15},
  pages={2311-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Nipple-areola sparing mastectomy (NSM) is increasingly used in patients with non-locally advanced breast carcinoma. Literature data on the preoperative assessment of the nipple-areola complex (NAC) are inconsistent. PATIENTS AND METHODS Out of 1359 patients submitted to total mastectomy between 2001 and 2010, we selected 61 patients whose pre-operative mammogram (MX) was available (MX group) and 39 patients who underwent preoperative breast magnetic resonance imaging (magnetic… CONTINUE READING
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