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Breast

  • Lee J. Skandalakis
  • John E. Skandalakis
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Abstract

The surgical anatomy of the deep fascia, axilla, lobules and ducts, vascular system, and lymphatic drainage of the breast is provided. The muscles and nerves involved in mastectomy (including their nerve supply) are presented in detail. Step-by-step techniques are given for breast biopsy, modified radical mastectomy, and lumpectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary dissection. Instructions from the surgeon to the pathologist are enumerated.

Keywords

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Latissimus Dorsi Axillary Dissection Pectoralis Major Muscle Deep Fascia 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lee J. Skandalakis
    • 1
  • John E. Skandalakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Centers for Surgical Anatomy and TechniqueEmory University School of Medicine Piedmont HospitalAtlantaUSA

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