Nipple delay prior to completion mastectomy for oncoplastic surgery

Nipple delay prior to completion mastectomy for oncoplastic surgery Oncoplastic breast surgery is becoming increasingly popular, aiming to provide adequate oncological clearance of a tumour, whilst devoting attention to breast aesthetics. There are instances, however, where completion mastectomy is necessary, and this poses a threat to nipple viability due to the previous oncoplastic procedure. Delay is a technique used to axialise the blood supply of an angiosome, providing more reliable supply to a distal segment of tissue. This report details two cases where the technique of nipple delay was used to ensure nipple-areolar viability prior to proceeding with completion mastectomy. Nipple delay assists in the decision-making process for completion mastectomy in this setting, anticipating the results of complete oncological clearance whilst ensuring the best aesthetic outcome. European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Nipple delay prior to completion mastectomy for oncoplastic surgery

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright © 2015 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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