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.


Latissimus Dorsi Axillary Dissection Pectoral Muscle Major Pectoral Muscle Regional Node Dissection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.New York University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Booth Memorial Medical CenterFlushingUSA
  3. 3.University Hospital, New York University Medical CenterUSA
  4. 4.New York Veterans Administration HospitalUSA
  5. 5.Bellevue HospitalUSA

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