Modified Radical Mastectomy
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Modified Radical Mastectomy

The Modified Radical Mastectomy course will teach you:

  • To completely/radically resect all breast tissue of one breast and most of the axillary lymph nodes on the ipsilateral side. The pectoralis major and minor muscles should be preserved during the procedure.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Modified Radical Mastectomy:

  • Skin flap necrosis
  • Long thoracic nerve injury
  • Thoracodorsal nerve injury

With the following tips you might perform the Modified Radical Mastectomy even better:

  • Incision extension in case of tumor invasion in the skin
  • Scar localization above inframammary fold
  • Fascia preservation
  • Dog ear formation prevention

After studying the Modified Radical Mastectomy course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Skin flap necrosis
  • Lymphedema
  • Nerve injury
  • Seroma formation
  • Hematoma formation

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Breast tissue exposure

Skin

Mark

Mark the breast contour, midline and cleavage line on the skin. Lift the nipple and draw the borders caudal and cranial to the nipple to create an elliptical form, extending from lower medial to higher lateral.

Extension skin excision

When there is tumor invasion in the skin, this should be included in the excision.

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