A patient is presented in whom close cooperation between the patient, the general surgeon, and the plastic surgeon allowed cryopreservation of the nipple at the time of initial mastectomy. Clinical and pathological screening was used to ascertain the safety of preservation. Routine two-stage reconstruction was effected, with the exception of the cryopreservation of the nipple-areola graft. Nippleareola grafting was done in two stages to allow transplantation of a more prominent nipple by a technique reported elsewhere .
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