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Nipple-sparing mastectomy with lateral cut

Breast showing incision site for nipple-sparing mastectomy, a curved cut from areola toward armpit.

Nipple-sparing mastectomy removes the whole breast but leaves the skin, areola, and nipple. With this incision, the cut is made from the areola along the side of the breast toward the armpit.

Current as of: February 28, 2023

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