areola mammae

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areola mammae

[ə′rē·ə·lə ′mam·ē]
(anatomy)
The circular pigmented area surrounding the nipple of the breast. Also known as areola papillaris; mammary areola.
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Endoscopic thyroidectomy via chest-breast approach or areola of breast approach, although not strictly minimally invasive, is welcomed by beauty-conscious patients worldwide.
The medical records of patients who underwent endoscopic thyroid surgery via the areola of breast approach at Qilu Hospital of Shandong University between January 2010 and January 2014 were retrospectively reviewed for patient demographics, volume of the treated thyroid, dominant nodule size, surgical scope (lobectomy versus total thyroidectomy), mean duration of the critical operating procedure, and neurological complications.