Posts From December, 2009

Web Log – December 2009 – Pre Op Mammograms

One of the articles reviewed at our quarterly journal club was on indications for a preoperative mammogram.  Since that time, however, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommended that baseline mammograms for most women begin at 50 instead of 40 years old.  This change takes into account the significant toll caused by false positive mammographic… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 8 2009
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Case of the Month – December 2009

The patient had a left mastectomy for cancer.  She neither desired nor required any treatment to the right breast.  On the right, she had a moderate sized breast with mild ptosis (droop).  She had some abdominal fat without being obese, had no abdominal scars, and was otherwise healthy.  She was therefore a good candidate for… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 8 2009
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