Axillary dissection

Operation to remove some, or all, of the lymph glands from under the arm.
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Axillary dissection

Axillary dissection: Surgery in which the axilla (the armpit) is opened -- to 'dissect' means to 'cut apart' -- in order to identify, examine, and sometimes remove structures such as lymph nodes or other tissue for diagnosis or treatment.
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axillary dissection

<procedure, surgery> Surgical removal of lymph nodes from the armpit. This tissue is then sent to the pathologist to determine if the breast cancer has spread outside of the breast. ... The number of nodes dissected varies during surgery. ... (02 Jan 1998) ...
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axillary dissection

axillary lymph node dissection surgical removal of axillary lymph nodes, done as part of radical mastectomy.
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axillary dissection

Surgery to remove lymph nodes found in the armpit region. Also called axillary lymph node dissection.
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Axillary dissection

An operation to remove some of the lymph glands from under the arm (axilla).
Found on http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-information/glossary
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