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radical mastectomy

radical mastectomy in Medicine

radical mastectomy n.
Surgical removal of the entire breast, the pectoral muscles, the lymphatic-bearing tissue in the armpit, and other neighboring tissues. Also called Halsted's operation.

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radical mastectomy in Science
radical mastectomy  
See under mastectomy.
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