Eur J Plast Surg (2001) 24:155–156 DOI 10.1007/s002380100233 LETTER T O THE EDIT OR Gertrude M. Beer Comment to “Anatomical study of the breast superficial system: the inframammary fold unit” E. Riggio et al. Published online: 24 March 2001 © Springer-Verlag 2001 Dear Editor: that the correlation between these parameters and the su- perficial fascial system is not significant. It was with much interest that I read the article, “Ana- With as few as three men, any statistical analysis is tomical study of the breast superficial fascial system: the impossible. Furthermore, the authors allege that the su- inframammary fold unit”, by E. Riggio et al. published perficial fascia was thinner in the male and that the male in volume 23 (2000) of the European Journal of Plastic breast has no superficial layer of the fascia. It is true that Surgery. the existence of the “superficial layer (SL) of the superfi- I did, however, have some difficulty in reading cial fascia” has been controversially discussed over de- through all the expressions concerning the fascial sys- cades. The SL had long been advocated by anatomists tems of the breast that the authors scattered throughout but endorsed by others, mostly surgeons. The
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