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The surgical anatomy of the mammary gland. Vascularisation, innervation, lymphatic drainage, the structure of the axillary fossa (part 2.)

Sławomir Cieśla, Mateusz Wichtowski, Róża Poźniak-Balicka, Dawid Murawa
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.2021.0011
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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2021;71(1):62-69.

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Published online: 2021-02-05

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Dynamically developing oncoplasty, i.e. the application of plastic surgery methods in oncological breast surgeries, requires excellent knowledge of mammary gland anatomy. This article presents the details of arterial blood supply and venous blood outflow as well as breast innervation with a special focus on the nipple-areolar complex, and the lymphatic system with lymphatic outflow routes. Additionally, it provides an extensive description of the axillary fossa anatomy.

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Dynamically developing oncoplasty, i.e. the application of plastic surgery methods in oncological breast surgeries, requires excellent knowledge of mammary gland anatomy. This article presents the details of arterial blood supply and venous blood outflow as well as breast innervation with a special focus on the nipple-areolar complex, and the lymphatic system with lymphatic outflow routes. Additionally, it provides an extensive description of the axillary fossa anatomy.

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Keywords

anatomy of the mammary gland

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Title

The surgical anatomy of the mammary gland. Vascularisation, innervation, lymphatic drainage, the structure of the axillary fossa (part 2.)

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Vol 71, No 1 (2021)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

62-69

Published online

2021-02-05

DOI

10.5603/NJO.2021.0011

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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2021;71(1):62-69.

Keywords

anatomy of the mammary gland

Authors

Sławomir Cieśla
Mateusz Wichtowski
Róża Poźniak-Balicka
Dawid Murawa

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