modified radical mastectomy

Pronunciation: (MAH-dih-FIDE RA-dih-kul ma-STEK-toh-mee)

Surgery for breast cancer in which the breast, most or all of the lymph nodes under the arm, and the lining over the chest muscles are removed. Sometimes the surgeon also removes part of the chest wall muscles.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Modified radical mastectomy. The dotted line shows where the entire breast and some lymph nodes are removed. Part of the chest wall muscle may also be removed.Mastectomía radical modificada. La línea de puntos muestra el lugar donde se extirpó toda la mama y algunos ganglios linfáticos. También se puede extirpar parte de los músculos de la pared torácica. Date last modified: 2012-03-19