modified radical mastectomy

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Noun1.modified radical mastectomy - removal of a breast and the pectoralis minor and some lymph nodes in the adjacent armpit
mastectomy - surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor
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Variations of mastectomy Type of mastectomy Operative procedure Radical mastectomy Removal of breast, axillary contents and underlying pectoral muscle Modified radical mastectomy Removal of the breast and axillary contents Simple mastectomy Removal of the breast Skin-sparing mastectomy Removal of the breast with preservation of the skin flaps and the inframammary fold if possible--this is done for immediate reconstruction Table IV.
Radiation was optional in women who underwent modified radical mastectomy.
Dissection of axillary lymph node (a large group of lymph nodes located in various places) and modified radical mastectomy, are other common surgical treatments for invasive cancer.
Several years before, she underwent right modified radical mastectomy followed by adjuvant chemotherapy and locoregional radiotherapy for stage IIIA breast cancer.

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