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dissection

[də′sek·shən]
(geology)
Destruction of the continuity of the land surface by erosive cutting of valleys or ravines into a relatively even surface.
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2,3) Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) has been used as the gold standard for staging the axilla in patients with breast cancer.
Physical and psychological morbidity after axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer.
In addition to these studies based on evaluation of complete axillary lymph node dissection specimens, there are several studies that evaluated prognostic significance of micrometastases in SLNs.
Patients are sometimes spared the morbidity of an axillary lymph node dissection, and local failure is absent.
Arm edema of any grade occurred in 39 of 221 patients who underwent lumpectomy plus axillary lymph node dissection, compared with just 1 of 33 patients who had lumpectomy only Emerging evidence suggests that sentinel lymph node biopsy, a far less invasive procedure than the axillary dissection that was widely performed during the study period, is associated with less arm morbidity, she said.
Skin-sparing mastectomy was combined with axillary lymph node dissection where appropriate rather than sentinel node biopsy in accordance with practice at the time.
Twenty-four of the 41 patients identified as having micrometastatic disease in the SLN underwent completion axillary lymph node dissection.
Among cases with axillary lymph node dissection, there was no nodal involvement in the single grade 1 case, whereas 6 (60%) of the 10 grade 2 cases and 18 (60%) of the 30 grade 3 cases had lymph node metastases.
of axillary lymph node dissection feasible in patients with early breast
This procedure could replace axillary lymph node dissection, an invasive surgical procedure currently used to guide breast cancer treatment.
Studies of SLN biopsy validated by a backup axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) suggest that the procedure has an acceptable SLN identification rate and accuracy rate (1, 2).