Nipple-sparing mastectomy: To spare or not to spare?

Akiko Chiba, James W. Jakub, Tina J. Hieken

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The use of nipple-sparing mastectomy for prophylactic and therapeutic purposes has increased in recent years primarily driven by patient desire for improved esthetics. This article aims to critically review indications, oncologic safety, and recent advances in operative techniques. Current strategies for minimizing complications of nipple-sparing mastectomy are discussed including incision choices, adjunct tactics, and our experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number17
JournalCurrent Surgery Reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2016


  • Breast cancer
  • Inframammary
  • Local recurrence
  • NAC preservation
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Prophylactic mastectomy
  • Risk reduction
  • SPY
  • Subcutaneous mastectomy
  • Total skinsparing mastectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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