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How long for hospital stay after radical mastectomy?
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Radical?
Radical mastectomy (removal of the breast, axillary nodes, and the chest wall muscle behind the bread)t is rarely done now except for a locally advanced tumor directly invading muscle despite neoadjuvant therapy.
A total mastectomy is removal of all the breast tissue (incl nipple complex). Often done with sentinel node bx. Modified radical is a total mastectomy plus an axillary node dissection.

In brief: Radical?
Radical mastectomy (removal of the breast, axillary nodes, and the chest wall muscle behind the bread)t is rarely done now except for a locally advanced tumor directly invading muscle despite neoadjuvant therapy.
A total mastectomy is removal of all the breast tissue (incl nipple complex). Often done with sentinel node bx. Modified radical is a total mastectomy plus an axillary node dissection.
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Greg Pahnke
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Until she goes home
Never set a time frame but usually 1 to 2 days depending on reconstructive technique if any yes I am always surprised but they do well.
If tram flap 5 days due to epidural. The answer though is pain control, no nausea - lightheadedness, eating, no bleeding from the drains.. Then after proper postop. Instructions and demonstration by the patient that she can comply than she can safely leave.

In brief: Until she goes home
Never set a time frame but usually 1 to 2 days depending on reconstructive technique if any yes I am always surprised but they do well.
If tram flap 5 days due to epidural. The answer though is pain control, no nausea - lightheadedness, eating, no bleeding from the drains.. Then after proper postop. Instructions and demonstration by the patient that she can comply than she can safely leave.
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Dr. Greg Pahnke
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