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Nipple-sparing mastectomy with lateral cut

Nipple-sparing mastectomy with lateral cut

Nipple-sparing mastectomy removes the whole breast but leaves the skin and nipple. This shows the cut from the nipple along the side of the breast toward the armpit (lateral).

Current as of: February 11, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Laura S. Dominici MD - General Surgery, Breast Surgical Oncology