Halsted radical mastectomy

Kirby I. Bland, V. Suzanne Klimberg, Edward M. Copeland

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter describes the evolution of breast cancer ideology, detection, and treatment, which resulted in advancement from the radical mastectomy to modern day breast conservation therapy. Radical mastectomy is necessary for the patient with locally advanced disease involving the pectoralis muscles, and the technique is thoroughly described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Breast
Subtitle of host publicationComprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases
PublisherElsevier Inc.
ISBN (Print)9780323359559
StatePublished - 2018


  • Halsted
  • Radical mastectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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