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Breast lump removal: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia excision of breast lumps


Breast lump removal is surgery to remove a lump that may be breast cancer. This surgery is called an excisional breast biopsy, or lumpectomy. When a noncancerous tumor such as a fibroadenoma of the breast is removed, this is also called an excisional breast biopsy, or a lumpectomy.

Surgical biopsy: A surgeon makes a cut into the breast to remove either a small amount of the abnormal tissue or the entire lump. Removing the.

Background Lumpectomy is defined as an excision of a breast lump with a surrounding rim of normal breast tissue, as shown in the image.