Mastectomy, radical

Removal of all breast tissue, from just under the collar bone to the abdomen, including the chest wall muscles. The axillary lymph nodes are also removed. This operation is rarely used anymore, having first been replaced by the modified radical mastectomy and then by even less-invasive alternatives. Also known as a Halstead mastectomy.

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  • Mastectomy, modified radical — Removal of the breast tissue and the axillary lymph nodes, which are under the arms …   Medical dictionary

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