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mas·tec·to·my

 (mă-stĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. mas·tec·to·mies
Surgical removal of all or part of a breast, sometimes including excision of the underlying pectoral muscles, associated skin, and regional lymph nodes, usually performed as a treatment for cancer.

mastectomy

(mæˈstɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical removal of a breast

mas•tec•to•my

(mæˈstɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the surgical removal of all or part of the breast or mamma.
[1920–25; < Greek mast(ós) breast]

mastectomy


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Surgery to remove a breast.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mastectomy - surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumormastectomy - surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
modified radical mastectomy - removal of a breast and the pectoralis minor and some lymph nodes in the adjacent armpit
radical mastectomy - removal of a breast and the underlying muscles (pectoralis major and pectoralis minor) and lymph nodes in the adjacent armpit
simple mastectomy - removal of a breast leaving the underlying muscles and the lymph nodes intact
Translations
mastectomia

mastectomy

[mæˈstektəmɪ] N (Med) → mastectomía f
she had to have a mastectomytuvieron que hacerle una mastectomía

mastectomy

[mæˈstɛktəmi] nmastectomie f

mastectomy

mastectomy

[ˌmæsˈtɛktəmɪ] nmastectomia

mas·tec·to·my

n. mastectomía. V.: mammectomy

mastectomy

n (pl -mies) mastectomía; modified radical — mastectomía radical modificada
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compared radical mastectomy to quadrantectomy, and they found that there were no differences between these groups in terms of disease-free or overall survival rate.
The population was composed of 87 (eighty-seven) women diagnosed with breast cancer and who underwent quadrantectomy or mastectomy in 2012 at HSRC.
Usually, it is invasive so prepare for surgery - removal of breast (mastectomy) or tissue removal such as a lumpectomy or quadrantectomy or partial mastectomy, depending on the stage of your cancer
The standard management for occult breast carcinoma is mastectomy or upper outer quadrantectomy.
Quadrantectomy with axillary dissection was performed, and pathology showed invasive carcinoma of no specific type (IC-NST) with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS); nine of a total 25 excised lymph nodes were positive for tumor cells (TNM stage IIIA).
While quadrantectomy is too radical and disfiguring for the management of small tumors.
On the other hand, a tumorectomy preserves the breast, and can take the form of a nodulectomy (which only removes the tumour) or a quadrantectomy (removing approximately one quarter of the breast).
Lumpectomy, which is removal of a palpable lump, was first popularised by Fisher,1 whereas quadrantectomy was described by Veronesi.
27] Three types of surgery practised are; conservative surgery (lumpectomy, quadrantectomy, tylectomy, partial mastectomy or segmental mastectomy etc.