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Subcutaneous Mastectomy Complications
The nipple is intact: Subcu mastectomy leaves the areola and nipple intact but removes 90 to 95ish % of the breast tissue hard to see in upper outer quadrant toward axilla -from the usual inframammary fold incision line- therefore have to be careful in getting all the breast tissue out --- often used in a boy with ptotic gynecomastia ie large breasts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The hypodermis, also called the hypoderm, subcutaneous tissue, subcutis, or superficial fascia, is the lowermost layer of the integumentary system in vertebrates. Types of cells that are found in the hypodermis are fibroblasts, adipose cells, and macrophages. It is derived from the mesoderm, but unlike the dermis, it is not derived from the dermatome ...Read more
52 years with no family history of breast cancer underwent bilateral subcutaneous mastectomy and histopathology showed on the right side ductal carcin?
Possible: I am not sure why was the bilateral mastectomy performed from the begging to start with but Ductal carcinoma in situ is a precancerous condition and it is not uncommon to find in women of your age. You must follow up with an oncologist to see if further intervention like hormonal thrapy is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When having a mastectomy single or double.How long ate you on hosp? Complications likely to arise from copd?
Speak to your doctor: This question can only be answered by your surgeon and anesthesiologist. If you find that your questions are not being answered, then get a second opinion. You should be made to feel comfortable by your clinician when asking questions. It is your right to the information as a patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast Cancer: This is a great question. The issue is how safe is it to be under anesthesia for longer periods of time. The short answer is it is very safe. I perform the diep flap breast reconstruction surgery and it takes longer because of all of the steps. These patients do extremely well after surgery and have had the benefit of removal of the lower abdominal tissue just like I do for a tummy tuck. ...Read more
Total: Mastectomy would involve removal of entire breast mound including the nipple/areola. A subcutaneous mastectomy, done usually in men with gynecomastia, removes the breast tissue only and spares the nipple/areola. A modified radical mastectomy would involve total mastectomy plus removal of axillary lymph nodes. ...Read more
All too common!: Mastectomy offers no increased chance for cure over lumpectomy; however, mastectomy is necessary/preferred in certain situations: multicentric cancer that grows throughout the breast; women who have the hereditary (brca+)type of ca; women who cannot have radiation therapy (which must be included with lumpectomy for rx).For those that require mastectomy, reconstruction is often an excellent option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
New options: There are many different types of mastectomies. A nipple sparing mastectomy allows the nipple and skin to be left in place and then the plastic surgeon can do reconstruction. The results are great with less scarring than traditional mastectomy. Make sure you are offered reconstruction and speak with a plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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