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"AJR Publishes Primer On Gender Affirmation Surgery" - Brian Casey

  • Aunt Minnie
  • New York, NY
  • (August 22, 2019)

Radiologists should consider multiple issues when analyzing medical images used as part of gender affirmation surgeries, according to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Gender affirmation surgery involves the surgical alteration of an individual's physical appearance and function to resemble the identified gender, and there are three major surgical categories of gender affirmation surgery: genital reconstruction, body contouring, and maxillofacial contouring.According to Florence Doo, MD, resident physician at Mount Sinai West “All medical subspecialties should be prepared to identify radiology correlates and distinguish key postoperative variations in these types of surgeries.” She added, “Radiologists may typically see incidental uncomplicated postsurgical findings on routine head and neck imaging.”

— Florence Doo, MD, Resident Physician, Mount Sinai West

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