Simple mastectomy and modified radical mastectomy

DS00328, DS00771, DS00983, MY00943, WO00060_IM03020-hdg7_simplemastectomy.jpg A simple mastectomy (left) removes the breast tissue, nipple, areola and skin but not all the lymph nodes. A modified radical mastectomy (right) removes the entire breast — including the breast tissue, skin, areola and nipple — and most of the underarm (axillary) lymph nodes.
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