lumpectomy

(redirected from lumpectomies)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

lumpectomy

the surgical removal of a tumour in a breast

lumpectomy

[ləm′pek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of a tumor in the breast along with a small amount of surrounding tissue.
References in periodicals archive ?
Between January 2005 and February 2008, 173 lumpectomies and excisional biopsies were performed for invasive ductal carcinoma.
Within this training set, application of this algorithm to the 731 lumpectomies would have selected a group of 178 lumpectomies to achieve a negative margin rate of 97.
The doctors who conducted this survey found that doctors recommended mastectomies to 45% of women who could have been treated successfully and safely with lumpectomies.
Current statistics indicate that between 20 and 60 percent of breast-conserving lumpectomies performed each year in the U.
Lumpectomies were the treatment of choice made by better-educated women over 75 who were given additional information from their female doctors.
Before testing, 12 of the 21 women had planned to have lumpectomies.
Increasingly, physicians in the United States and abroad recommend lumpectomies for small breast tumors, especially when no evidence exists the cancer has spread.
Selected for oral presentation at the Society meeting, which draws noted surgical oncology medical specialists from around the world, the 300-patient, randomized clinical trial found that use of the Dune device reduced repeat lumpectomies by 56 percent.