What is the role of anesthesia in lumpectomy?

Updated: Dec 24, 2019
  • Author: Kanchan Kaur, MBBS, MS (GenSurg), MRCSEd; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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A lumpectomy can be performed under local or brief general anesthesia.

Small lumps, particularly those that are away from the nipple, are suitable for a local anesthetic, provided the patient is cooperative.

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