Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
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Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

This Axillary Lymph Node Dissection course will teach you:

  • To remove level I and II axillary lymph nodes in order to gain locoregional control or acquire prognostic information.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Axillary Lymph Node Dissection:

  • Long thoracic nerve injury
  • Thoracodorsal nerve injury

With the following tips you might perform theĀ Axillary Lymph Node Dissection even better:

  • Incision with optimal cosmetic result
  • Lymph node metastases
  • Management of superficial axillary vein branches
  • Intercostobrachial nerve branches
  • Identification of caudal border of lymphatic tissue dissection
  • Wound closure

After studying thisĀ Axillary Lymph Node Dissection course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Lymphedema
  • Nerve injury
  • Seroma formation
  • Hematoma formation

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Axillary lymph node exposure

Skin

Mark

Mark the location of the axillary vein, the latissimus dorsi muscle and the lateral border of the pectoralis major muscle on the skin.

Incise

Incise the skin in a transverse curvilinear line, approximately 1-2 cm below the axillary hairline.

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