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● Also spelled mammoplasty
● Common surgical procedure performed for cosmetic purposes or relief of pain
● Must examine tissue carefully since most have some pathologic change, most commonly fibrocystic changes (Plast Reconstr Surg 2005;115:729)
● Carcinomas are present in 0.5 to 4% (usually microscopic), ADH/ALH in 1-4% (Plast Reconstr Surg 2009;124:1033), moderate/florid hyperplasia, sclerosing adenosis or papilloma in 10% (Am J Clin Pathol 2003;120:377)
Reduction mammaplasty specimens
DCIS Invasive ductal carcinoma Lobular carcinoma
End of Breast-nonmalignant > Procedures > Reduction mammaplasty
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