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South African Journal of Surgery

On-line version ISSN 2078-5151
Print version ISSN 0038-2361

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.49 n.4 Cape Town Nov. 2011




Is transdermal nitroglycerin application effective in preventing and healing flap ischaemia after modified radical mastectomy?



Ines Buccimazza; Yvonne Brakovsky

Breast Unit, Departments of Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban



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