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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

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 

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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