Definition of Simple mastectomy

1. Noun. Removal of a breast leaving the underlying muscles and the lymph nodes intact.

Generic synonyms: Mastectomy



Medical Definition of Simple mastectomy

1. Excision of the breast including the nipple, areola, and most of the overlying skin. Synonym: total mastectomy. (05 Mar 2000)

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simple mastectomy (current term)
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Literary usage of Simple mastectomy

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1. Tools For Evaluating Health Technologies: 5 Background Papers by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"... five-year mortality rates as well as overall rates of recurrence were similar in those undergoing radical mastectomy, those undergoing simple mastectomy ..."

2. Tools for Evaluating Health Technologies: Five Background Papers by Edward M. Kennedy, Office of Technology Assessment, United States, Congress (1995)
"... five-year mortality rates as well as overall rates of recurrence were similar in those undergoing radical mastectomy, those undergoing simple mastectomy ..."

3. Consumer Information in a Changing Health Care System by Judith A. Sangl (1996)
"... Regional Distant Unstaged Type of Surgery None or Biopsy Only Breast Conserving Surgery simple mastectomy Modified Radical Mastectomy Radical Mastectomy ..."

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