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radical mastectomy

noun

Medical Definition of radical mastectomy

  1. :  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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