Nipple-areola reconstruction after mastectomy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Hypopigmentation, fibrosis, and the risk of autotransplantation of malignant cells have resulted in diminished enthusiasm for preserving the nipple-areolar complex after mastectomy. Adequate color match for areola reconstruction can be obtained with a full-thickness medial groin graft after breast mound symmetry has been achieved. Both a single-stage and a two-stage technique are described for nipple reconstruction. These techniques use existing approaches with some modification, and provide nipple-areolar complexes that are symmetrical, have satisfactory color match, and provide good nipple projection. Most important, the contralateral nipple-areolar complex is not violated. It can be dealt with as deemed best in terms of cancer prophylaxis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Serafin, D; Georgiade, N

Published Date

  • January 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 29 - 34

PubMed ID

  • 7041775

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-7043

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00000637-198201000-00007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States