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Simple mastectomy: Simple mastectomy is surgery to remove the entire breast tissue; a sentinel lymph node biopsy may be performed prior to mastectomy to identify, if any, the first lymph node to which the cancer has spread.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Simple mastectomy:
Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Simple mastectomy may include these surgeries:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Simple mastectomy may include:
Possible surgical complications of Simple mastectomy may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good.
Simple mastectomy: Removal of the breast. Also called total mastectomy.
Source: National Institute of Health
Simple mastectomy: removal of a breast leaving the underlying muscles and the lymph nodes intact
Source: WordNet 2.1
Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Simple mastectomy) include:
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