total mastectomy

Pronunciation: (TOH-tul ma-STEK-toh-mee)

Surgery to remove the whole breast. Some of the lymph nodes under the arm may also be removed. Also called simple mastectomy.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Total (simple) mastectomy. The dotted line shows where the entire breast is removed. Some lymph nodes under the arm may also be removed.Mastectomía total (simple). La línea de puntos muestra el lugar donde se extirpa toda la mama. También se pueden extirpar algunos ganglios linfáticos debajo del brazo. Date last modified: 2012-06-20