Axillary node sampling | definition of axillary node sampling by Medical dictionary
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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References in periodicals archive
Thomas, "Combination blue dye sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary node sampling
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(9-11) If reliable features could be identified, then axillary node sampling
at the time of excision may be warranted.
Simple mastectomy and axillary node sampling
(pectoral node biopsy) in the management of primary breast cancer.