How is a lumpectomy for a benign lump performed?

Updated: Dec 24, 2019
  • Author: Kanchan Kaur, MBBS, MS (GenSurg), MRCSEd; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Lumpectomy. Routinely placed incisions for breast Lumpectomy. Routinely placed incisions for breast lumps in different quadrants.

Mark the lump with an indelible marker on the skin prior to making the skin incision.

With lumpectomy for a benign lump, do not raise the flaps. Go down onto the surface of the lump with scissors or diathermy and excise it. Bleeding vessels can be managed as they arise.


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