Int J Med Sci 2022; 19(5):901-908. doi:10.7150/ijms.71913 This issue

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The altering in sensory sensitivity: a current issue of female breast surgery

Tong Zhu1#, Yi Jiang1#, Ting Liu2, Jinqi Xue1, Nan Niu1, Jiawen Bu1, Mingxin Liu1, Caigang Liu1, Xudong Zhu1,3✉, Xi Gu1✉

1. Department of Oncology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110004, China
2. Department of Laboratory, Shenyang Medin Women's and Children's Hospital, Shenyang, Liaoning 110032, China
3. Department of General Surgery, Cancer Hospital of China Medical University, Liaoning Cancer Hospital and Institute, Shenyang, Liaoning 110042, China
# These authors contributed equally to this work.

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Zhu T, Jiang Y, Liu T, Xue J, Niu N, Bu J, Liu M, Liu C, Zhu X, Gu X. The altering in sensory sensitivity: a current issue of female breast surgery. Int J Med Sci 2022; 19(5):901-908. doi:10.7150/ijms.71913. Available from https://www.medsci.org/v19p0901.htm

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Breast surgery is an important treatment for women with malignant breast diseases. In addition to breast appearance, the integrity of breast function is increasing in patients with breast diseases. As the basis of breast physiological function, breast skin sensitivity is important to the quality of life of patients after surgery. Breast skin sensitivity gives the patient a “real” breast feeling. The sensory recovery after breast surgery has also become one of the important goals of breast surgery. In this review, we aim to discuss the research progress on recovery of breast skin sensitivity after different treatment modalities for breast disease.

Keywords: breast, breast surgery, breast skin sensitivity