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Skin-sparing mastectomy with periareolar cut

Breast showing incision site for skin-sparing mastectomy with periareolar cut, a cut made all around the areola.

Skin-sparing mastectomy removes the whole breast, areola, and the nipple, but it keeps the skin that covers the breast. With this incision, the cut is made all around the areola (periareolar).

Current as of: May 4, 2022

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

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