Iatrogenic injury to the breast bud causing breast hypoplasia
- Correspondence to: Mr Amit Goyal, Department of Surgery, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN, UK;
- Received 6 December 2002
- Accepted 3 January 2003
A 14 year old girl with iatrogenic breast asymmetry is reported. She had multiple operations to the left anterior chest wall in the neonatal period for diaphragmatic hernia that resulted in multiple scars, which damaged the left breast bud. A better thoracotomy incision avoiding the breast bud could prevent later breast hypoplasia.