2,5) MRI is also useful in the evaluation of axillary node
asymmetry, which may indicate nodal involvement.
Also, chronic lymphedema (Stewart-Treves syndrome), most commonly following after breast cancer treatment with axillary node
dissection, increases the risk of angiosarcomas.
Cervical node enlargement was seen in 112 cases (%), supraclavicular node enlargement was in 25 cases (%), 20 cases were axillary node
enlargement (5 cases both axillary node
enlargement), 12 cases had inguinal node enlargement and occipital node enlargement was in 5 cases.
The traditional approach has been that anyone with treatable breast cancer and a positive axillary node
should have an ALND.
Extracapsular axillary node
extension in patients receiving adjuvant systemic therapy: an indication for radiotherapy?
dissection no longer standard of care.
She had a right mastectomy and right axillary node
More than 90% of the women who had undergone axillary node
dissection avoided blood draws, intravenous lines, and blood pressure measurements on the involved side--with more than 70% in the sentinel node biopsy group avoiding blood pressure measurements on the involved side, and almost 90% avoiding intravenous lines.
An excisional biopsy of the left axillary node
identified a moderately differentiated metastatic adenocarcinoma (figure 1, B).
Occult axillary node
metastases in breast cancer are prognostically significant: Results in 368 node-negative patients with 20- year follow-up.
Roberge is known nationally for her work in physical therapy for patients who have undergone axillary node
dissection and/or treatment for breast cancer.
Until recently, clinical practice guidelines advised complete axillary node
dissection--removal of all 20-30 axillary nodes
--if a woman's sentinel node biopsy was positive.