BREAST-PHANTOM PHENOMENON

n. a phenomenon in which there is an illusion that the amputated breast still exists. This is felt as a painful, tingling sensation in the area of the missing breast. Considering body memory, it is probable that representation in the brain still remains intact and stimulus continues to activate a response. See phantom limb- also body memory.

BREAST-PHANTOM PHENOMENON: "The breast-phantom phenomenon is sometimes experienced by patients who have had a mastectomy."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BREAST-PHANTOM PHENOMENON," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/breast-phantom-phenomenon/ (accessed October 19, 2019).
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