Halsted's operation II

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Radical mastectomy for cancer of the breast.

Description

Excision of entire breast and skin together with pectoralis major and minor muscles as well as lymphatic bearing tissue in the axilla, and various other tissues.

Bibliography

  • W. S. Halsted:
    The results of operations for the cure of cancer of the breast performed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from June, 1899, to January, 1894.
    Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports, 1894-1895, 4: 297.

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