Central Pedicle Breast Reduction Workup

Updated: Aug 23, 2018
  • Author: Jorge I de la Torre, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: James Neal Long, MD, FACS  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

Order routine lab work according to the criteria for elective surgery under general anesthesia in the practicing physician's hospital. Age, medical history, social habits, and family history influence the need for these tests. If the surgeon has concerns, seek consultation from the patient's primary care provider.

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Imaging Studies

Consider mammography in patients presenting for breast reduction surgery. Current practice suggests that mammograms should be obtained for patients aged 40 years and older. Some surgeons also advocate mammography in patients aged 35-40 years with a family history of breast cancer.

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Other Tests

Determine the need for chest radiographs and ECG according to the criteria for elective surgery under general anesthesia in the practicing physician's hospital. Age, medical history, social habits, and family history influence the need for these tests. If the surgeon has concerns, seek consultation from the patient's primary care provider.

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