axillary node sampling

axillary node sampling

The harvesting of a minimum of axillary lymph nodes, which is performed for all patients who do not meet the criteria for axillary clearance (total axillary lymphadenectomy). 

Axillary node sampling for breast cancer
• Minimum of four nodes;
• Intercostal nerves should be conserved;
• Sentinel-node-augmented node sampling with blue dye is an option.
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9-11) If reliable features could be identified, then axillary node sampling at the time of excision may be warranted.