When is a simple mastectomy without an axillary procedure indicated?

Updated: Feb 11, 2019
  • Author: Kanchan Kaur, MBBS, MS (GenSurg), MRCSEd; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Indications for a simple mastectomy without an axillary procedure are as follows:

  • Risk-reducing mastectomy [4, 5]

  • Local recurrence in a previously treated breast cancer

  • Malignant phyllodes tumor [6]


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