modified radical mastectomy


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mod·i·fied rad·i·cal mas·tec·to·my

excision of the entire breast including the nipple, areola, and overlying skin, as well as the lymphatic-bearing tissue in the axilla with preservation of the pectoral muscles.

modified radical mastectomy

(mŏd′ə-fīd′)
n.
Surgical removal of the entire breast and the lymphatic-bearing tissue in the armpit.

modified radical mastectomy

a surgical procedure in which a breast is completely removed with the underlying pectoralis minor and some of the adjacent lymph nodes. The pectoralis major is not excised. The operation is performed to treat early and well-localized malignant neoplasms of the breast, for which it appears to be as curative as the more extensive radical mastectomy. Care of the woman before and after a modified radical mastectomy is similar to that for a radical mastectomy. Compare radical mastectomy, simple mastectomy. See also lumpectomy, mastectomy, Reach to Recovery.

modified radical mastectomy

A procedure for localised breast cancer, which excises the breast and an ellipse of skin, usually with the nipple and axillary lymph nodes, leaving underlying pectoral muscle intact.

modified radical mastectomy

Total mastectomy with axillary node dissection Breast surgery A procedure for localized breast CA, which excises the breast, an ellipse of skin, usually with the nipple and axillary lymph nodes, leaving underlying chest muscle intact. See Lumpectomy.

mod·i·fied rad·i·cal mas·tec·to·my

(mod'i-fīd rad'i-kăl mas-tek'tǒ-mē)
Excision ofthe entire breast including the nipple, areola, and the overlying skin, as well as the lymphatic-bearing tissue in the axilla, with preservation of the pectoral muscles.
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It is more frequent if the flaps are raised by electrocautery than by scalpel, as well as occurring more often in modified radical mastectomy than in breast-conserving surgery, in axillary lymph node dissection than in sentinel lymph node dissection, and in modified radical mastectomy without immediate reconstruction than with immediate reconstruction5,10-13.
Herein, we evaluated a homogenous patient population in terms of surgical methods and determined that the lymphedema prevalence ratio of the patients who underwent modified radical mastectomy with level 3 ALND was 41.
The other patients, who receive a modified radical mastectomy, have the lymph nodes under the arm removed and the breast removed, but again, the major recovery time is involved in recovering from removal of axillary lymph nodes.
Our study compared the efficacy and safety of two doses of oral pregabalin premedication for blunting of haemodynamic response to intubation and extubation in patients undergoing modified radical mastectomy.
Patients who had modified radical mastectomy were significantly more likely to develop PMPS than patients who had breast-protective surgery (P = 0.
The final diagnosis of left modified radical mastectomy specimen was "Metaplastic SCC, well-differentiated", with intraductal papillary carcinoma (less than 10%).
Treatment methods: All patients received radical or modified radical mastectomy of which 88 in the youth group and 110 in the elderly group received postoperative chemotherapy and 50 in the youth group and 65 in the elderly group received radio- therapy at chest wall regional lymph nodes and internal mammary area.
Patients with distant metastasis, inoperable cases, peaud orange, fixed inoperable nodes, any surgery other than modified radical mastectomy and Karnofsky performance status (KPS) <70 were excluded.
Breast conservation is not possible due to rapid local infiltration so recommendation is modified radical mastectomy with adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy9.
on the use of transdermal nitroglycerin application in preventing and healing flap ischaemia after modified radical mastectomy with interest.
Researchers retroactively studied 544 patients with T1-2 N1 invasive breast cancer who were treated with modified radical mastectomy between April 1991 and December 2005.
Our aim was to compare the outcomes of modified radical mastectomy wounds managed by either closed suction drainage or closed simple drainage.

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