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November 12, 1982

Axillary Extra Mammary Tissue-Reply

JAMA. 1982;248(18):2241. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330180015021

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In Reply.—  Because of recent accusations of "unnecessary surgery," gynecologists have become conservative regarding indications for surgery in nonmalignant conditions.I am happy that plastic surgeons have still maintained their philosophy that surgery is appropriate if it will make the patient feel or look better. Their comments are gratefully appreciated.Obviously, each case should be individualized, the patient should be informed of the advantages and disadvantages of each therapeutic approach, and the patient's wishes should be respected regarding treatment.