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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Evaluation of the axillary nodes is currently part of breast cancer staging and can help the clinician determine the need for adjuvant chemotherapy.
For in vitro micropropagation, three types of explants were tested: cotyledonary nodes, axillary nodes and terminal apex.
Although axillary node involvement might still have been seen in those with normal pre-treatment axillary nodes, those who were called N1-N3 were well documented.
Axillary node staging by ultrasonography and fine-needle aspiration cytology in patients with breast cancer.
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.
The procedure used in the past, known as complete axillary node dissection, removed a large number of lymph nodes and caused about 20% of patients to develop lymphedema.
Thirty-year follow-up data demonstrated that a positive internal mammary node has the same prognostic power as a positive axillary node.
In the hands of expert surgeons, the less-invasive procedure appears to be as accurate as an axillary node dissection, with less chance for side effects (see "MOre on Sentinel Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer" below).
In the hands of expert surgeons, the technique appears to be as accurate as a full axillary node dissection, with less chance for side effects.