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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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Is axillary lymph node dissection necessary in routine management 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.
Comparison of axillary lymph node dissection with axillary radiation for patients with node-positive breast cancer treated with chemotherapy.
Impact of axillary lymph node dissection on the therapy of breast cancer patients.
"The risk of lymphedema after axillary lymph node dissection is 18 to 20 percent, and approximately seven percent after sentinel lymph node biopsy," explains Dr.
The aim of this review is to ascertain if carrying out sentinel lymph node dissection alone was noninferior to proceeding with an axillary lymph node dissection in clinically negative breast cancer patients who had a positive sentinel lymph node.
"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.
Usually, an axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is performed on a woman with early breast cancer to uncover whether or not the cancer has metastasized.
Traditionally, axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is performed during breast cancer surgery, even though most axillary specimens do not contain metastases.
The data of 169 women with pT1-T2N1 breast cancer who had been treated postoperatively after breast conserving surgery (BCS) or modified radical mastectomy (MRM) and axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) between 2009 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed.