How is the timing of a modified radical mastectomy determined?

Updated: Jun 18, 2021
  • Author: Nafisa K Kuwajerwala, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Procedure Planning

Patients who undergo a mastectomy have the option for immediate or delayed reconstruction using autologous tissue or implants. Prior to the mastectomy, patients should be referred to a plastic surgeon. The decision for immediate or delayed reconstruction is made based on the need for postmastectomy radiation and surgeon preference. [12]

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