lumpectomy

(lum-PEK-toh-mee)

Surgery to remove a tumor (lump) in a breast and a small amount of normal tissue around it. It is a type of breast-conserving surgery.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "lumpectomy"

Breast-conserving surgery; drawing shows removal of the tumor and axillary lymph nodes.Breast-conserving surgery; drawing shows removal of the tumor and axillary lymph nodes.

Cirugía para extirpar un tumor (masa) de la mama y una pequeña cantidad del tejido sano que rodea el tumor. Es un tipo de cirugía para preservar la mama.