Mastectomy is the surgery used to remove, totally or only partially, a breast (or a mammary gland).
A mastectomy, also called breast removal, is reserved for people who have breast cancer or are at high risk of developing it (preventive mastectomy).
Usually, it is women who undergo a mastectomy. However, it is not excluded that men also need it, because breast cancer is not an exclusively female tumor.
All the details, relating to the time of its implementation and the course of the operation will be treated in this article.
- Individuals with breast cancer
- People at high risk of developing a breast tumor
- Bleeding, hematoma, stiffness
- Infection arm swelling
- Armpit numbness
- Chronic Pain
- Hard scar tissue
- From 1 h to 3 h
Duration of hospitalization: from 1 to 7 days