What is A Radical Mastectomy?

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What is A Radical Mastectomy?

Radical mastectomy is when the breast tissue, associated skin, nipple, areola, axillary lymph nodes, and pectoral muscles are removed also known as halsted radical mastectomy.  Thankfully, the halstedian view point changed and this procedure is rarely performed.  

Radical mastectomy

Fortunately the radical mastectomy is not performed as a routine procedure for the majority of breast cancers. This not only includes skin,nipple, lymph nodes, and breast tissue, but also includes the pec muscle.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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