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Breast Quadrantectomy: 1

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A 58-year-old woman with a palpable 3 cm left upper outer quadrant breast mass underwent a cutting needle biopsy (arrow) which showed infiltrating ductal carcinoma. There were palpable enlarged left axillary lymph nodes. She was a clinical stage III (see breast cancer staging).      

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Breast Quadrantectomy: 2

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The patient was taken to the operating room for quadrantectomy and axillary dissection. The left shoulder was elevated with a folded sheet and the arm supported with double cushions on the armboard.       

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Breast Quadrantectomy: 3

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The location of the tumor and the line of incision were marked.       

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