Axillary Lymphadenectomy

  • Jameson L. Chassin


Radical axillary lymphadenectomy requires the removal of all the axillary lymph nodes. In this respect it is identical with the lymphadenectomy of a radical mastectomy. The medial boundary of the dissection is the point at which the axillary vein meets the clavicle and the lateral boundary is the anterior border of the latissimus dorsi muscle.


Pectoral Muscle Anterior Border Major Pectoral Muscle Regional Node Dissection Axillary Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
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    • 2
  1. 1.Clinical SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York Hospital Medical Center of QueensFlushingUSA

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