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ALNDAxillary Lymph Node Dissection
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Comparison of sentinel lymph node biopsy alone and completion axillary lymph node dissection for node-positive breast cancer.
Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) has been part of breast cancer surgery since the use of radical mastectomy and reliably identifies nodal metastases.
Sentinel node biopsy as a practical alternative to axillary lymph node dissection in breast cancer patients: an approach to its validity.
It is effective as a less invasive technique than conventional axillary lymph node dissection to determine if certain cancers have spread.
As a result, these patients may have to undergo full axillary lymph node dissection, which requires removal of all lymph nodes in the armpit region.
The first is the need for another operation, axillary lymph node dissection, or removal of all the lymph nodes under the armpit.
The patient underwent a nasopharyngeal biopsy, left neck dissection, and a left axillary lymph node dissection.
Axillary lymph node dissection for T1a breast cancer: Is it indicated?
Myth: Axillary lymph node dissection is essential even in patients without palpable nodes.
Compared to total axillary lymph node dissection and radical mastectomies, the SLN biopsy has been successful in removing much of the trauma and many of the complications for the patient.
Because of this factor, the current standard of care for the management of invasive breast cancer is the complete removal of the cancer by mastectomy or lumpectomy and complete axillary lymph node dissection.