negative axillary lymph node

negative axillary lymph node

A term of art most commonly used in patients with breast cancer, referring to one or more axillary lymph nodes (e.g., a sentinel node) which is histologically free of cancer.

negative axillary lymph node

Oncology A cancer-free axillary lymph node–often referring to Pts with breast CA. See Axillary tail.
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Group 1 consisted of patients with positive lymph node metastasis and extranodal tumor invasion; Group 2 consisted of patients with positive axillary lymph node metastasis and negative extranodal tumor invasion and Group 3 consisted of the patients with negative axillary lymph node metastasis.
6% (10/35) of all SN metastases were micrometastases, six of them had delayed ALND (early years of the study) which revealed negative axillary lymph nodes, the other four (later years of the study) had no further axillary treatment.
Histologic grade has also been found to be useful predictor of prognosis in patients with different stages of disease especially among those with negative axillary lymph nodes.
Breast conservation in elderly women for clinically negative axillary lymph nodes without axillary dissection.