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Simple mastectomy

Simple mastectomy

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.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Simple mastectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Simple mastectomy:

Other Surgical Options: Simple mastectomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Simple mastectomy may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Simple mastectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Simple mastectomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Simple mastectomy

Possible surgical complications of Simple mastectomy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Simple mastectomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good.

Descriptions of Simple mastectomy

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

Simple mastectomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Simple mastectomy) include:

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