- partial mastectomy
- partial mastectomy n a mastectomy in which only a tumor and a wedge of surrounding healthy tissue are removed
* * *removal of only enough breast tissue to ensure that the margins of the resected surgical specimen are free of tumor; called also segmental m.
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