Mastectomy in Lagos
The term “mastectomy” refers to the surgical removal of the entire breast. “Simple” or “total” mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy, radical mastectomy, partial mastectomy, and subcutaneous (nipple-sparing) mastectomy are the five types of mastectomy.
Types of Mastectomy,
The surgeon removes the entire breast but leaves the muscles under the breast and the lymph nodes in place in a total (simple) mastectomy.
Double mastectomy: When a surgeon removes both breasts, it is usually as a preventive measure — for example, if genetic factors indicate a high risk of breast cancer.
The surgeon removes the entire breast, the underarm lymph nodes, and the chest wall muscles during a radical mastectomy.
The surgeon removes the entire breast and underarm lymph nodes but leaves the chest wall muscles intact in a modified radical mastectomy.
The surgeon removes the breast tissue and nipple but leaves the skin intact in a skin-sparing mastectomy. During the procedure, a surgeon reconstructs the breast.
The skin, nipple, and peripheral breast tissue are all left intact during a nipple-sparing mastectomy, which is a relatively new procedure.