(mas-tek´tә-me) surgical removal of breast tissue, usually for treatment of malignant breast tumors, although occasionally this may be advisable for benign tumors, other diseases of the breast such as fibrocystic disease of the breast, or prophylaxis. Types include simple, radical, modified r...
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surgical removal of a breast, usually to remove a malignancy but also performed in the treatment of other conditions (e.g., cystic breast disease) ... [1 related articles]
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mastectomy The surgical removal of the entire breast, usually to treat serious breast disease; such as, breast cancer. There are four general types of mastectomy: Subcutaneous mastectomy when the entire breast is removed but the nipple and areola (the pigmented circle around the nipple) remain in ...
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Mastectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of one or both breasts, partially or completely. Mastectomy is usually done to treat breast cancer; in some cases, women and some men believed to be at high risk of breast cancer have the operation prophylactically, that is, to prevent cancer ...
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In surgery, removal of all or part of the female breast. It is performed as a treatment for breast cancer. Simple mastectomy involves the breast alone; if the cancer has spread, radical mastectomy may be undertaken, removing also the lymphatic tissue from the armpit.
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Surgery to remove all or part of the breast and sometimes other tissue that surrounds the breast. This procedure may be performed to ensure that all cancer cells have been eliminated in a patient that has breast cancer or it may be used as a method of risk reduction for cancer in patients that are a...
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mastectomy (măstek'tumē) , surgical removal of breast tissue, usually done as treatment for breast cancer. There are many types of mastectomy. In general, the farther the cancer has spread, the more tissue is taken. The radical mastectomies of the past (which removed not only the bre...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: mas-tek′tŏ-mē Definitions: 1. Excision of the breast. Synonyms: mammectomy
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An operation to remove the breast.
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Surgery to remove the breast (or as much of the breast tissue as possible).
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1) Ablation 2) Cutting out 3) Excision 4) Extirpation 5) Surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor
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