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Breast Surgery

Anatomy

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

When performing 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.

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.

Acknowledgments

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


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