Loss of Sensation in Armpit After Excision of Axillary Breast Tissue?

I had a surgery for excision of axillary breast tissue from my right underarm four months ago. Surgery was performed under GA. It has healed, but I've lost sensation in the surrounding area. It feels itchy and when itched, I don't feel a thing. Occasionally, I even feel spasmodic pain. Has the operation cut off the nerve that has caused the loss of sensation? Is this temporary or permanent?

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Axillary breast tissue excision and sensation

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It is quite possible that sensation in the area was disturbed with excision of the tissue. It may come back with more  time.

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