radical mastectomy


: a mastectomy in which the breast tissue, associated skin, nipple, areola, axillary lymph nodes, and pectoral muscles are removed

called also Halsted radical mastectomy

compare modified radical mastectomy, simple mastectomy

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“Radical mastectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/radical%20mastectomy. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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