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total mastectomies meaning

  "total mastectomies" in a sentence
  • [Medicine]
    Removal of only the breast tissue and nipple and a small portion of the overlying skin.

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  1. The Dutch patients all had total mastectomies, and none were diagnosed with cancer.
  2. That removes just the breast tissue, but not the skin and nipple, the way a total mastectomy does.
  3. The women were randomly chosen to undergo either a total mastectomy or a lumpectomy or a lumpectomy followed by radiation treatment.
  4. But an infection caused tissue destruction and Nielsen required a total mastectomy, as well as reconstructive surgery on her abdomen.
  5. Even with a total mastectomy that removes the breast, some tissue is left behind, so there is no assurance that the cancer won't recur.

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