A case of congenital unilateral amastia

Asako Hatano, Tomohisa Nagasao, Keiichi Sotome, Yusuke Shimizu, Kazuo Kishi

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Numerous reports have been published regarding the reconstruction of the breast, but the majority of these reports focus on breast reconstruction for defects caused by the removal of breast cancers. The authors treated a rare case of unilateral amastia where a 54-year-old female had a complete absence of the breast on one side, though the breast on the other side was intact. The defect was reconstructed successfully with a transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap (TRAM) flap. The present study introduces this rare case with reference to past reports of amastia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-674
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May


  • Breast
  • Congenital
  • Defect
  • Flap
  • Reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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