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Two parallel, oval, hypoechoic masses within the lateral axilla, just deep to a visible skin scar from remote axillary dissection showed no internal color Doppler flow and did not display clear echogenic fatty hila.
52 "Sentinel-node biopsy to avoid axillary dissection in breast cancer with clinically negative lymph-nodes.
Sentinel lymph node surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy is accurate and reduces the need for axillary dissection in breast cancer patients.
Sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary dissection in breast cancer: results in a large series.
Sentinel node biopsy compared with complete axillary dissection for staging early breast cancer with clinically negative lymph nodes: results of randomized trial.
How long should suction drains stay in after breast surgery with axillary dissection Ann R Coll Surg Engl 1997; 79: 435-7.
Regarding treatment, all patients of TLC underwent MRM with axillary dissection.
There was no lump in the mastectomy specimen and Histopathological examination revealed infiltrating ductal carcinoma involving 5 nodes out of 14 nodes harvested from the axillary dissection.
Nearly half of these complications are attributable to axillary dissection.
Axillary dissection, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy have not been shown to improve the rates of disease-free or overall survival.
Allergic reactions were reported in a randomised controlled trial from North America comparing sentinel node biopsy-based treatment with axillary dissection in women with early breast cancer (4).
In a study of suction drains in patients who underwent breast surgery with axillary dissection, Barwell et al reported that (1) seromas were associated with larger total drainage volumes, (2) keeping drains in for longer periods (drains were kept in for a median of 4 days) did not protect against seroma formation, and (3) prolonged suction drainage only delayed patient discharge.