quadrantectomy


quadrantectomy
quad·rant·ec·to·my .kwäd-rən-'tek-tə-mē n, pl -mies a partial mastectomy involving excision of a tumor along with the involved quadrant of the breast including the skin and underlying fascia compare LUMPECTOMY

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quad·ran·tec·to·my (kwod″rən-tekґtə-me) a form of partial mastectomy involving en bloc excision of tumor in one quadrant of breast tissue, as well as the pectoralis major muscle fascia and overlying skin.

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