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The Sciences

NCBI ROFL: Practical do-it-yourself device for accurate volume measurement of breast.

DiscoblogBy ncbi roflNovember 4, 2010 4:00 AM
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"A simple and accurate method of measuring differences in breast volume based on Archimedes' principle is described. In this method, a plastic container is placed on the breast of the patient who is lying in supine position. While the breast occupies part of the container, the remaining part is filled with water and the volume is measured. This method allows the measurement of the volume differences of asymmetric breasts and also helps the surgeon to estimate the size of the prosthesis to be used in augmentation mammaplasty."

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