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Reproducible and Efficient Technique for Performing a Sensory Nerve Sparing Mastectomy: Lessons Learned from Cadaveric and Patient Dissections

Published:November 23, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2022.11.026
      Advances in the diagnosis and management of breast cancer have evolved over recent decades with paradigm shifts seen in the loco-regional and systemic therapies. Breast cancer surgery continues to proceed in a stepwise, evidence-based progression towards less invasive oncologic treatments with superior reconstructive and cosmetic outcomes. Studies have demonstrated that nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) with reconstruction results in high patient satisfaction [
      • Howard M.A.
      • et al.
      Patient satisfaction with nipple-sparing mastectomy: A prospective study of patient reported outcomes using the BREAST-Q.
      ] while maintaining oncologic safety [
      • Grobmyer S.R.
      • et al.
      Evolving indications and long-term oncological outcomes of risk-reducing bilateral nipple-sparing mastectomy.
      ]. Recent attention has focused on returning protective and erogenous breast and NAC sensation.

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