axillary dissection


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dissection

 [dĭ-sek´shun]
1. the act of dissecting.
2. a part or whole of an organism prepared by dissecting.
aortic dissection a dissecting aneurysm of the aorta; the usual site is the thoracic aorta. There are two types, classified according to anatomical location: Type A involves the ascending aorta; Type B originates in the descending aorta. Acute aortic dissection is often fatal within one month of onset. Surgical treatment may be delayed in aneurysms involving the descending aorta until the blood pressure has been controlled and edema and friability of the aorta are diminished. The usual course of treatment for an aneurysm of the ascending aorta is immediate surgery. The surgical procedure for either type is aimed at either repairing the intimal tear or removing the affected portion of the aorta. This may be done by suturing the separated aortic layers back together or by removing the damaged section of the aorta and replacing it with a synthetic graft.
axillary dissection (axillary lymph node dissection) surgical removal of axillary lymph nodes, done as part of radical mastectomy.
blunt dissection separation of tissues along natural lines of cleavage, by means of a blunt instrument or finger.
lymph node dissection lymphadenectomy.
lymph node dissection, retroperitoneal (RPLND) retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy.
sharp dissection separation of tissues by means of the sharp edge of a knife or scalpel, or with scissors.

axillary dissection

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Locoregional recurrence after sentinel lymph node dissection with or without axillary dissection in patients with sentinel lymph node metastases: the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0011 randomized trial.
Seroma prevention following axillary dissection in patients with breast cancer by using ultrasound scissors: a prospective clinical study.
There is much yet to be learned, and it is likely that axillary dissection in every case with micrometastases will constitute overtreatment for some patients.
Incidence of arm swelling following axillary dissection for breast cancer.
They argue that the patient's survival depends on the development of distant metastasis and is not influenced by axillary dissection.
Giuliano led two large, ground-breaking clinical trials, demonstrating that some women with node-positive breast cancer may also be able to avoid complete axillary dissection without increasing their risk of recurrence or death from breast cancer.
Performing axillary dissection and positivity in more than 3 nodes were found to be statistically significant with a percentage of 63.
Axillary dissection has no role in the treatment of PB-DLBCL.
SLN biopsy has emerged as a potential alternative to axillary dissection for staging of breast carcinoma.
A randomized comparison of sentinelnode biopsy with routine axillary dissection in breast cancer.
Axillary dissection at an advanced age is a significant risk factor for the development of lymphedema (7,23,29,30), and advanced age was also found to be a significant risk factor for the development of lymphedema on both univariate and multivariate analyses in our study.