mastectomy

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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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We report a case of bilateral extreme breast enlargement caused by PASH in an adolescent girl who was treated with subcutaneous mastectomy and reconstruction with breast implants following a recurrence after treatment with free nipple graft breast reduction.
Oncoplastic surgery may be personalized for patients with breast cancer by allowing partial mastectomy with good cosmesis, and can decrease total mastectomy or subcutaneous mastectomy with prosthetic reconstruction in many patients without increasing local recurrence, and has fewer complications than mastectomies.
Of the 9 patients, 6 patients (4 with idiopathic gynecomastia, and 2 female to male transgender patients) opted to undergo gynecomastia surgery or subcutaneous mastectomy utilizing a periareolar or circumareolar approach.
In 1962, nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) or subcutaneous mastectomy wasfirst described by Freeman.
The lateral S incision: An advantageous approach to subcutaneous mastectomy.

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