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Author(s):
Niemeyer, Markus; Ettl, Johannes; Plattner, Birgit; Schmid, Rainer; Müller, Daniel; Machens, Hans-Günther; Kiechle, Marion; Paepke, Stefan 
Title:
Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy -- Extended Indications and Limitations 
Abstract:
If mastectomy is indicated for removal of breast cancer, the nipple areola complex (NAC) is routinely excised during surgery followed by nipple reconstruction. Despite advances in reconstruction techniques, removal of the NAC often results in a sense of mutilation. However, recent studies regarding the tumorigenic involvement of the NAC have provided some evidence that in carefully selected patients the NAC could be preserved. Nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) preserves the breast skin envelope an...    »
 
Keywords:
Mastectomy; Nipple areola complex; Skin-sparing mastectomy; Breast neoplasm surgery 
Journal title:
Breast Care 
Year:
2010 
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Publisher:
S. Karger GmbH 
Publisher address:
Freiburg, Germany 
Print-ISSN:
1661-3805 
E-ISSN:
1661-3805 
Notes:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.