axillary node sampling
axillary node samplingThe 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.