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Surgical management of benign breast disease 

Surgical management of benign breast disease
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Surgical management of benign breast disease
Author(s):

James Harvey

, Sue Down

, Rachel Bright-Thomas

, John Winstanley

, and Hugh Bishop

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199215065.003.0008
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date: 18 August 2019

Surgical management of benign breast disease. This chapter describes the management of common breast conditions presenting to primary care physicians, which require referral to secondary care. Topics include emergency treatment of breast abscesses and their follow-up and appropriate procedures for nipple discharge. Surgical procedures for chronic mammary fistulae, excision of benign breast lumps, and removal of accessory breast tissue are described in detail. Each topic covers pre-operative planning, optimal scar placement, operative technique, potential complications and post-operative care.

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