Mastectomy, simple
Removal of one or both breasts, but not the lymph nodes.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • mastectomy — n. surgical removal of a breast. Simple mastectomy, performed for extensive but not necessarily invasive tumours, involves simple removal of the breast; the skin and if possible the nipple may be retained and a prosthesis (see breast implant) may …   The new mediacal dictionary

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