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Letters Request for breast reduction

Don’t forget chronic scar pain

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 16 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6510
  1. T Vemmer, consultant pain physician1
  1. 1Pain Management Unit, Montagu Hospital, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mexborough, South Yorkshire S64 0AZ, UK
  1. Tiemo.Vemmer{at}

Shokrollahi and colleagues list the risks from breast reduction surgery.1 However, they do not mention long term scar pain, only nipple hypersensitivity. The …

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