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Mastectomy

Breast, showing outline of incision around breast for mastectomy.

Mastectomy is surgery to remove the whole breast, including nipple, areola, and skin. The cut (incision) to remove the breast tissue can be made in several ways.

Current as of: October 25, 2023

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