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Breast Surgery


Authors: Mia Demant, MD, Magnus Balslev Avnstorp, MD and Mia Steffensen, MD

When performing any breast surgery, it is important to know the anatomical landmarks of the thorax and breast for the preoperativ drawing, and so on; the muscles, vessels and nerves for the operative steps.

Visit the Breast Reconstruction’s chapter to read more about the breast’s anatomy: Anatomy

Figure 1 | Anatomical landmarks of the breast and thorax.

Figure 2 | Muscles of the thorax and breast.

Figure 3 | Arteries, veins and nerves of the thorax and breast.


Illustrators: Anders Kaa, MD, Anne Mosebo, med.stud., Christian Kaare Paaskesen med.stud.