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quadrantectomy

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noun quad·rant·ec·to·my \ˌkwäd-rən-ˈtek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of quadrantectomy

plural quadrantectomies

  1. :  a partial mastectomy involving excision of a tumor along with the involved quadrant of the breast including the skin and underlying fascia—compare lumpectomy




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