[n] - removal of a breast and the underlying muscles (pectoralis major and pectoralis minor) and lymph nodes in the adjacent armpit
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Operation to remove the breast, lymph glands under the arm and the muscles of the chest wall. Very rarely done now.
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<procedure, surgery> The surgical removal of the breast, part of the underlying pectoralmuscle and some or all of the lymph nodes under the armpit. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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noun removal of a breast and the underlying muscles (pectoralis major and pectoralis minor) and lymph nodes in the adjacent armpit
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removal of the breast, pectoral muscles, lymph nodes in the armpit, and associated skin and subcutaneous tissue in treatment of breast cancer.
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(from the article `breast cancer`) ...only the cancerous mass and a small amount of surrounding tissue; a simple mastectomy removes the entire breast; and a modified radical mastectomy ... The procedure known as the standard radical mastectomy consists of the removal of the entire breast, the suppor...
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Radical mastectomy is a surgical procedure in which the breast, underlying chest muscle (including pectoralis major and pectoralis minor), and lymph nodes of the axilla are removed as a treatment for breast cancer. It was developed and first performed by William Stewart Halsted in 1882. From about ...
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. excision of the entire breast including the nipple, areola, and overlying skin, as well as the pectoral muscles, lymphatic-bearing tissue in the axilla, and various other neighboring tissues.
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Removal of the breast, underlying pectoral muscles, axillary lymph nodes and associated skin and subcutaneous tissue. Synonym(s): Halsted's Operation Broader term(s): Mastectomy
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Surgery for breast cancer in which the breast, chest muscles, and all of the lymph nodes under the arm are removed. For many years, this was the breast cancer operation used most often, but it is used rarely now. Doctors consider radical mastectomy only when the tumor has spread to the chest muscles...
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