low axillary dissection

low axillary dissection

Surgical oncology A procedure used to treat breast CA, which consists of the en bloc resection of level I axillary lymph nodes, from the latissimus dorsi muscle–lateral, to the lateral border of the pectoralis minor muscle–medial, with clearing of the axillary vein–superior. Cf Full axillary dissection.
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