Intraoperative measurement: The solution to mastectomy flap length asymmetry

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There is little technical difficulty in planning incisions and insuring acceptable cosmetic results when lesions and biopsy cavities are subareolar or periareolar. As the distance from the nipple-areolar complex becomes greater, it becomes increasingly more difficult to produce a cosmetic result without compromising the therapeutic aspects of the procedure unless close attention is paid to the technical aspects of flap design. The purpose of this report is to describe a rapid and simple technique that we have developed and employed to assist in the intraoperative planning of mastectomy incisions and closures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-9
Number of pages4
JournalBreast. Diseases of the Breast
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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