axillary node


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axillary node

one of the lymph glands of the axilla that help fight infections in the chest, armpit, neck, and arm and drain lymph from those areas. The 20 to 30 axillary nodes are divided into the lateral group, the anterior group, the posterior group, the central group, and the medial group. See also lymphatic system, lymph node.
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The explants factor (cotyledonary nodes, axillary nodes and terminal apex) was combined with the levels of the growth regulators factor (cytokinins like BAP at concentrations of 0.
Forgoing the standard practice of axillary node dissection when sentinel nodes reveal metastasis constitutes a practice change that "would improve clinical outcomes in thousands of women each year by reducing the complications associated with axillary lymph node dissection and improving quality of life with no diminution in survival," they concluded.
It is possible that, in time, molecular markers of risk of locoregional recurrence will become more important than the number of involved axillary nodes in determining locoregional adjuvant treatment.
This single-centre trial with blinded outcome assessment provides evidence in support of early physiotherapy to prevent lymphoedema after axillary node dissection surgery for breast cancer.
Women with circulatory and respiratory disabilities were significantly less likely than women without disabilities to receive axillary node dissection and radiotherapy following BCS, which might reflect a variety of possibilities including patient preferences and substandard quality of care.
Data relating to tumor size, axillary node involvement, estrogen receptor (ER) status, and patient age are summarized in Table 1.
Taken together, findings from these [and other] investigators provide strong evidence that patients undergoing partial mastectomy whole-breast irradiation, and systemic therapy for early breast cancer with microscopic sentinel lymph node metastasis can be treated effectively and safely without axillary node dissection.
19], in a prospective study to examine the reliability of SLNB in women with invasive breast cancer larger than 30 mm in diameter who were clinically axillary node negative, found that, out of a total of 109 women, the detection rate for SLN was 94.
Consequently, no currently available imaging modality is sufficiently accurate for axillary node staging.
Sentinel lymph node evaluation was introduced (4) to prevent axillary node dissection and its consequences.
Ninety-two per cent of patients with an ipsilateral sentinel axillary node on preoperative scintigraphy had their node identified at the time of surgery.
By removing less tissue for evaluation, this procedure is less invasive than axillary node dissection.