axillary lymph nodes


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ax·il·lar·y lymph nodes

[TA]
numerous nodes around the axillary veins that receive the lymphatic drainage from the upper limb, scapular region,and pectoral region (including mammary gland); they drain into the subclavian trunk.

ax·il·lar·y lymph nodes

(ak'si-lār-rē limf nōdz) [TA]
Numerous nodes around the axillary veins that receive the lymphatic drainage from the upper limb, scapular region, and pectoral region (including mammary glands); they drain into the subclavian trunk.
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Lymph node revealing solution: A new method for detection of minute axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer specimens.
Enlarged nonfatty axillary lymph nodes with spiculated or ill-defined margins have a strong association with an underlying malignancy.
The PET was consistent with multiple metastases to the subacromial region and axillary lymph nodes.
The previous reported case of axillary lipogranuloma differed from the current case in that it resulted from a silicone breast implant rupture, and developed in the axillary lymph nodes.
While the ideal result for a patient undergoing NAC is eradication of the malignancy in the breast and the axillary lymph nodes, some residual invasive and/or pre-invasive disease may be identifiable by the pathologist after surgery.
Axillary lymph nodes are distributed at the edge of the chest muscles and into the armpits and lower neck.
Suspicious axillary lymph nodes in patients with unremarkable imaging of the breast.
Feuerman (3) stated that once carcinoma reaches the axillary lymph nodes from an extramammary source, the primary lesion is no longer "occult" it will be definitely detectable by initial diagnostic workup.
13) Radiation therapy given to the axillary lymph nodes can increase the risk of patients developing arm swelling ("lymphedema") following axillary (armpit) dissection.
A gallium scan was consistent with uptake in an area overlying the left breast, anterior chest wall and markedly enlarged left axillary lymph nodes.
And the vast majority of study participants were still cancer free at five years--about 84% who had only their sentinel lymph nodes taken and about 82% in the group that had their axillary lymph nodes removed.
For patients with breast cancer, the histologic status of the axillary lymph nodes remains among the most important of prognostic factors.