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Female Reproductive System - Q – Gynecologic Operative Terms: Breasts & A – Mean

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lumpectomy excision of a breast tumor without removing any other tissue or lymph nodes; usually followed by radiation or chemotherapy if the tumor is cancerous
mastectomy removal of a breast
simple mastectomy removal of an entire breast but with the underlying muscle and axillary lymph nodes left intact
radical mastectomy removal of an entire breast along with the underlying chest muscles and axillary lymph nodes
modified radical removal of an entire breast and lymph nodes of the axilla
mammoplasty surgical reconstruction of a breast
augmentation reconstruction to enlarge the breast, often by insertion of an implant
reduction reconstruction to remove excessive breast tissue
mastopexy elevation of pendulous breast tissue
Created by: MT student1