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Breast-conserving surgery: volume displacement 

Breast-conserving surgery: volume displacement
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Breast-conserving surgery: volume displacement
Author(s):

James Harvey

, Sue Down

, Rachel Bright-Thomas

, John Winstanley

, and Hugh Bishop

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199215065.003.0018
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date: 21 August 2019

Breast conserving surgery: volume displacement. The aim of breast conserving surgery is to perform an oncological clearance whilst minimising cosmetic deformity. All tumours, however small, have the potential to create an unsightly defect in the breast when removed, depending on their location within the breast. For smaller tumours, the use of a level 1 oncoplastic technique is described. When excision of >20% of the breast volume is required, a level 2 oncoplastic procedure is more appropriate. Mammaplasty techniques suited to different locations within the breast are described.

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