What are the different techniques used to perform a 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 several different techniques for a modified radical mastectomy, including simple or total mastectomy, skin-sparing mastectomy, nipple sparing, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and/or axillary lymph node dissection. This topic describes a simple mastectomy with an axillary lymph node dissection.


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