lymph node basin


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lymph node basin

The lymph nodes, considered collectively, into which lymph channels drain from a particular region of the body. Lesions on an arm, for example, drain into the axillary basin; those on a leg drain into the groin. Similarly, prostate cancers drain into pelvic and periaortic basins.
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The patient underwent a "fairly intuitive" comprehensive work-up, including a thorough personal and family history, a review of the timing and speed of growth of the lesion, and a total body skin examination and physical examination, including palpation of regional lymph node basins to assess for metastasis.
Lymphatic drainage patterns are ambiguous and can involve multiple lymph node basins at the same time.
The information, captured within the entire framework of the new 7th edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual chapter on "Carcinoma of the Eyelid" can be helpful in consideration of adjuvant therapies, such as postoperative radiation therapy to the eyelid or to the regional lymph node basins.