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Topic: Holes in skin graft- Is that normal?

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2010 07:29AM

bholdahl wrote:

My mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

She recently underwent a radical mastectomy, having a skin graft taken from her thigh.  She has told us that she has a 3-inch hole underneath her armpit where the skin graft is.  

Through research I found out that sometimes small holes are present in skin grafts for drainage, but I personally wouldn't call a 3-inch hole "small".

Is this normal? 

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