Preoperative Predictors of Nipple–Areola Complex Involvement for Patients Undergoing Mastectomy for Breast Cancer

@article{Billar2011PreoperativePO,
  title={Preoperative Predictors of Nipple–Areola Complex Involvement for Patients Undergoing Mastectomy for Breast Cancer},
  author={Julie Annie Yee Billar and Amylou C Dueck and Richard Gray and Nabil Wasif and Barbara A. Pockaj},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={18},
  pages={3123-3128}
}
Proper patient selection is important for nipple-sparing mastectomy, and we aimed to identify preoperative factors predictive of pathologic nipple-areola complex (NAC) involvement to assist with surgical planning. We retrospectively reviewed a prospectively collected database of patients who underwent mastectomy for DCIS or invasive breast cancer at a single institution. Cases with NAC involvement, NAC(+), were compared with those without NAC involvement, NAC(−). Multivariate logistic… CONTINUE READING