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breast reduction mammaplasty

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Breast reduction mammaplasty (RMP)

Breast reduction mammaplasty (RMP) for symptomatic macromastia or correction of asymmetry is performed in more than 100 000 patients per year in the United States.

The reported incidence of significant pathologic findings (SPF), that is, carcinoma and atypical hyperplasia, ranges from 0.06% to 12.8%. No standard pathology assessment for RMP exists.

Open references

- Recommendations for Pathologic Evaluation of Reduction Mammoplasty Specimens. 2017. http://www.archivesofpathology.org/doi/pdf/10.5858/arpa.2016-0492-OA