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Nipple-sparing mastectomy with periareolar cut

periareolar cut

Nipple-sparing mastectomy removes the whole breast but leaves the skin and nipple. This shows the cut around the top of the nipple and along the side of the breast toward the armpit (periareolar).

Current as of: February 11, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Laura S. Dominici MD - General Surgery, Breast Surgical Oncology