Axillary procedures for breast cancer

Sara E. Holden, Heather B. Neuman

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The status of the axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer patients remains an important predictor of overall survival. The complete axillary node dissection has been largely replaced by the sentinel node mapping surgery in the past 15 years. The indications and techniques for sentinel node surgery have evolved over the past 10 years with resultant decreases in operative morbidity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIllustrative Handbook of General Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319245577
ISBN (Print)9783319245553
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Axillary dissection
  • Axillary lymph nodes
  • Operative morbidity
  • Sentinel node
  • Sentinel node mapping


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