Mastectomy

Mastectomy of right breast

A mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast. This is called total or simple mastectomy. In a modified radical mastectomy, the breast is removed along with the lymph nodes under the arm, the lining over the chest muscles, and sometimes part of the chest wall muscles.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Laura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,

Current as ofMay 3, 2017

Current as of: May 3, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Laura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,