Medical Definition of Axillary dissection

1. Surgical removal of lymph nodes from the armpit. This tissue is then sent to the pathologist to determine if the breast cancer has spread outside of the breast. The number of nodes dissected varies during surgery. (02 Jan 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Axillary Dissection

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axile
axile placentation
axilla
axilla thermometer
axillae
axillar
axillaries
axillars
axillary
axillary anaesthesia
axillary arch
axillary arch muscle
axillary artery
axillary cavity
axillary dissection (current term)
axillary fascia
axillary fold
axillary fossa
axillary glands
axillary hair
axillary hairs
axillary line
axillary lymph nodes
axillary nerve
axillary nerve injury
axillary neuropathy
axillary node
axillary plexus
axillary region

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