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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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Reappraisal of the role of axillary lymph node dissection in conservative treatment of breast cancer.
However, I would highlight that we have also seen an increase in omission of axillary lymph node dissection for patients who do not meet the ZOO 11 criteria to include those not planned for radiotherapy, those receiving APBI [accelerated partial breast irradiation], and those undergoing mastectomy," she added.
Characteristics of Post-Z0011 Cases With Positive Sentinel Lymph Nodes (SLNs) With or Without Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (ALND) (a) Characteristics No ALND (n = 24) ALND (n = 4) Age, y, median (range) 61.
Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak from November 2011 to January 2014, who underwent modified radical mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection were included in the study.
1,2 Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) has long been considered as the standard surgical treatment for the axilla in breast cancer.
The findings from Z0011 document the high rate of locoregional control achieved with modern multimodal therapy, even without axillary lymph node dissection," said Dr.
Impact of omission of completion axillary lymph node dissection (cALND) or axillary radiotherapy (ax rt) in breast cancer patients with micrometastases (pN1mi) or isolated tumor cells (pN0[i+]) in the sentinel lymph node (SN): results from the MIRROR study.
There have been no nerve injuries and no evidence of lymphedema, a common complication of conventional axillary lymph node dissection.
This examination is far less extensive than is normally performed for axillary lymph node dissection," explains Pond R.
The main purpose of our study was to highlight the specific challenges to the pathologist intraoperatively, where the rapid assessment of a treated SLN must be made in order to determine whether or not a completion axillary lymph node dissection should be performed immediately.
The only treatment available in our setting is surgery, which in our patients ranged from excisional lumpectomy to radical mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection.
Axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is a less invasive alternative to axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for breast cancer staging.