How is a lumpectomy for a malignant lump performed?

Updated: Dec 24, 2019
  • Author: Kanchan Kaur, MBBS, MS (GenSurg), MRCSEd; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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With lumpectomy for a malignant lump, raise the flaps all around the lump and extend them to at least 1 centimeter beyond the palpable lump. Orient the excised lump with sutures or clips. Always reconstruct the breast by approximating the walls of the cavity with absorbable sutures. Drain placement is not recommended as it leads to poor cosmetic results.

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