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 time interval between isotope injection and surgery, the length of time for SLNB, the lymph node basins explored and any technical difficulties were also noted.
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Distant metastases are defined as metastases that have spread beyond the draining lymph node basin, including cutaneous, nodal, and visceral sites.
Sentinel node biopsy, and removal of the regional lymph node basin when the node is found to have metastatic cells, has not been shown to improve overall survival in any convincing way, he said.