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 the 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 this Axillary Lymph Node Dissection course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Nerve injury
- Seroma formation
- Hematoma formation
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Step by step
Axillary lymph node exposure
Mark the location of the axillary vein, the latissimus dorsi muscle and the lateral border of the pectoralis major muscle on the skin.
Incise the skin in a transverse curvilinear line, approximately 1-2 cm below the axillary hairline.
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