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axilla

[ak′sil·ə]
(anatomy)
The depression between the arm and the thoracic wall; the armpit.
(botany)
An axil.
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Axillary sampling is a technique that has been shown to accurately reflect the status of the axilla.
Following sentinel node biopsy with further future developments to accurately stage the axilla, there are likely to be fewer axillary procedures, but these are likely to be more technically challenging and salvage cases.
Criteria for enrollment included a histological diagnosis of invasive breast cancer, a primary tumor <5 cm, a clinically negative axilla, and informed consent.
The axilla was then examined with arm abducted and forearm flexed.
Patients underwent completion ALND initially in verifying the intradermal injection technique, if the SLN proved positive, if the SLN could not be found, or if intraoperative palpation of the axilla revealed clinically suspicious nonsentinel lymph nodes.
Between October 1998 and July 1999, 41 patients with primary invasive breast carcinoma and clinically negative axilla were initially selected for the SLN protocol at our institution under a verification study for participation in the sentinel node trials by the American College of Surgeons.
XSTAT, recently cleared by the FDA, is a first-in-kind hemostatic device for the treatment of several bleeding in the axilla or groin area (known as junctional wounds).
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Although sentinel lymph-node (SLN) biopsy is now an established technique for staging the axilla in early breast cancer, the debate continues about the necessity for completion axillary lymph-node dissection in patients identified to have positive sentinel nodes.
Gross postmortem examination of one suricate showed abscesses filled with yellow fluid in the left parotid (3 cm in diameter), right axilla (1 cm), lung, liver, and mediastinal lymph nodes (5 mm), and pancreas (8 mm).
SAM Medical Products announced today that it has begun notifying customers of a voluntary recall to address a potential issue with a clip used to secure the accessory strap used for the Axilla application of the SAM Junctional Tourniquet (SJT).
Of 571 consecutive breast cancer patients, 481 had sentinel nodes localised to the axilla alone while 89 had both axillary and IMC sentinel nodes detected on the lymphoscintigram.