What are the contraindications for modified radical mastectomy?

Updated: Jun 18, 2021
  • Author: Nafisa K Kuwajerwala, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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There are very few contraindications to a modified radical mastectomy. For patients who present with metastatic disease, the primary mode of treatment remains systemic therapy. Mastectomy is currently not the standard of care for patients with metastatic disease. Additional contraindications involve patients who are unable to receive general anesthesia. [11]


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