Gynecology Book



Aka: Mastectomy
  1. Indications for patients with Breast Cancer
    1. Breast Tumor size greater than 2 inches
    2. More than 1 Breast tumor in the same Breast
    3. Pregnant patient with Breast Cancer
    4. Prior Breast Radiation Therapy to involved Breast
    5. Cosmetic Results
    6. Personal preference
  2. Technique
    1. Radical Mastectomies are no longer done

Mastectomy (C0024881)

Definition (MEDLINEPLUS)

A mastectomy is surgery to remove a breast or part of a breast. It is usually done to treat breast cancer. Types of breast surgery include

  • Total (simple) mastectomy - removal of breast tissue and nipple
  • Modified radical mastectomy - removal of the breast, most of the lymph nodes under the arm, and often the lining over the chest muscles
  • Lumpectomy - surgery to remove the tumor and a small amount of normal tissue around it

Which surgery you have depends on the stage of cancer, size of the tumor, size of the breast, and whether the lymph nodes are involved. Many women have breast reconstruction to rebuild the breast after a mastectomy.

Sometimes mastectomy is done to prevent breast cancer. Only high-risk patients have this type of surgery.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

Definition (NCI_NCI-GLOSS) Surgery to remove the breast (or as much of the breast tissue as possible).
Definition (NCI) Surgical removal of the breast.
Concepts Therapeutic or Preventive Procedure (T061)
MSH D008408
ICD9 85.4
SnomedCT 5884001, 150307002, 287652002, 116221009
CPT 1015054
English Mammectomies, Mammectomy, Mastectomies, Mastectomy, Mastectomy NOS, mastectomy (treatment), mastectomy, mastectomy procedures, mammectomy, surgical removal of the breast, mastectomies, Mastectomy NOS (procedure), Mastectomy (procedure), Mastectomy Procedures, Mastectomy, NOS, Mammectomy, NOS
Italian Mastectomie, Mastectomia NAS, Mastectomia
Dutch mastectomie NAO, mastectomie, mastectomieën, Mastectomie
French Mastectomie SAI, Mastectomies, Mammectomie, Mastectomie
German Mastektomie NNB, Mastektomien, Mammaamputation, Mastektomie, Brustamputation
Portuguese Mastectomia NE, Mastectomias, Mastectomia
Spanish Mastectomía NEOM, mastectomía, mastectomía, SAI, mastectomía (procedimiento), mastectomía, SAI (procedimiento), Mastectomy NOS, Mastectomías, mamectomía, Mastectomía
Japanese 乳房切除NOS, ニュウボウセツジョNOS, ニュウボウセツジョ, ニュウボウセツジョジュツ, 乳腺切除術, 乳房切除術, 乳房切断術, 乳房切除
Swedish Mastektomi
Czech mastektomie, Mastektomie NOS, Mastektomie, Chirurgická odnětí prsu
Finnish Mastektomia
Polish Wycięcie sutka, Wycięcie gruczołu piersiowego, Resekcja piersi, Mastektomia
Hungarian Mastectomiák, Mastectomia k.m.n., Mastectomia
Norwegian Mastektomi
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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