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Simple Mastectomy

The Simple Mastectomy will teach you:

  • To completely/radically resect all the breast tissue of one breast. The pectoralis major and minor muscles should be preserved during the procedure.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Simple Mastectomy procedure:

  • Skin flap necrosis

With the following tips you might perform the Simple Mastectomy even better:

  • Incision extension in case of tumor invasion in the skin
  • Scar localization above inframammary fold
  • Fascia preservation
  • Dog ear formation prevention

After studying the Simple Mastectomy course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Skin flap necrosis
  • Seroma formation
  • Hematoma formation

You might also be interested in:

Modified Radical Mastectomy

 

Step by step

Breast tissue exposure

Skin

Mark

Mark the breast contour, midline and cleavage line on the skin. Lift the nipple and draw the borders caudal and cranial of the nipple to create an elliptical shape extending from lower medial to higher lateral.

Incision extension

When there is tumor invasion in the skin, this should be included in the ellips.

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