Surgical removal of the breast. The different types of mastectomy include:

Radical: total removal of the breast, the muscles of the pectoral region and the associated skin;
Modified radical: total removal of the breast and associated skin, with preservation of the muscles of the pectoral region;
Adenomastectomy: removal of breast tissue, with preservation of muscles and skin.

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