radical mastectomy

radical mastectomy
radical mastectomy n a mastectomy in which the breast tissue, associated skin, nipple, areola, axillary lymph nodes, and pectoral muscles are removed called also Halsted radical mastectomy compare MODIFIED RADICAL MASTECTOMY, SIMPLE MASTECTOMY

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removal of the breast, pectoral muscles, axillary lymph nodes, and associated skin and subcutaneous tissue in treatment of breast cancer.

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  • Radical mastectomy — Intervention ICD 9 CM 85.45 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • radical mastectomy — noun removal of a breast and the underlying muscles (pectoralis major and pectoralis minor) and lymph nodes in the adjacent armpit • Hypernyms: ↑mastectomy * * * radical mastectomy The surgical removal of a breast together with some pectoral… …   Useful english dictionary

  • radical mastectomy — 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… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • extended radical mastectomy — radical mastectomy with removal of the ipsilateral half of the sternum and a portion of ribs two through five with the underlying pleura and the internal mammary lymph nodes …   Medical dictionary

  • modified radical mastectomy — n a mastectomy that is similar to a radical mastectomy but does not include removal of the pectoral muscles compare SIMPLE MASTECTOMY * * * simple mastectomy together with axillary lymphadenectomy, but with preservation of the pectoral muscles.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Halsted radical mastectomy — Hal·sted radical mastectomy hal .sted n RADICAL MASTECTOMY called also Halsted radical Halsted William Stewart (1852 1922) American surgeon. Halsted served for many years as professor of surgery and surgeon in chief at Johns Hopkins Medical… …   Medical dictionary

  • Halsted radical mastectomy — 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… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • modified radical mastectomy — noun removal of a breast and the pectoralis minor and some lymph nodes in the adjacent armpit • Hypernyms: ↑mastectomy …   Useful english dictionary

  • modified radical mastectomy — Surgery for breast cancer in which the breast, most or all of the lymph nodes under the arm, and the lining over the chest muscles are removed. Sometimes the surgeon also removes part of the chest wall muscles …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Mastectomy — Intervention Mastectomy patient ICD 9 CM 85.4 …   Wikipedia

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