lymphadenectomy

A surgical procedure in which the lymph nodes are removed and examined to see whether they contain cancer. For a regional lymphadenectomy, some of the lymph nodes in the tumor area are removed; for a radical lymphadenectomy, most or all of the lymph nodes in the tumor area are removed. Also called lymph node dissection.

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  • Lymphadenectomy — consists of the surgical removal of one or more groups of lymph nodes. It is almost always performed as part of the surgical management of cancer.This is usually done because many types of cancer have a marked tendency to produce lymph node… …   Wikipedia

  • lymphadenectomy — /lim fad n ek teuh mee, lim feuh dn /, n., pl. lymphadenectomies. the excision of one or more lymph nodes, usually as a procedure in the surgical removal or destruction of a cancer. [LYMPH + ADEN + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • lymphadenectomy — noun The surgical removal of lymph nodes, usually performed as part of the management of cancer …   Wiktionary

  • lymphadenectomy — Excision of lymph node s. [lymphadeno + G. ektome, excision] * * * lymph·ad·e·nec·to·my .lim .fad ən ek tə mē n, pl mies surgical removal of a lymph node * * * lym·phad·e·nec·to·my (lim fad″ə nekґtə me) [lymphaden + ectomy]… …   Medical dictionary

  • lymphadenectomy — n. surgical removal of lymph nodes, an operation commonly performed when a cancer has invaded nodes in the drainage area of an organ infiltrated by a malignant growth …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • lymphadenectomy — /lim fad n ek teuh mee, lim feuh dn /, n., pl. lymphadenectomies. the excision of one or more lymph nodes, usually as a procedure in the surgical removal or destruction of a cancer. [LYMPH + ADEN + ECTOMY] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Лимфаденэктомия (Lymphadenectomy) — хирургическая операция, заключающаяся в иссечении лимфатических узлов; обычно она выполняется в случае поражения лимфатических узлов злокачественными клетками в результате образования в организме человека метастазов. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy — surgical removal of lymph nodes in the retroperitoneal space, usually because of cancer metastasis, such as from carcinomas of the genital organs in men. Called also retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) …   Medical dictionary

  • pelvic lymphadenectomy — Surgery to remove lymph nodes in the pelvis for examination under a microscope to see if they contain cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • lymph node dissection — lymphadenectomy …   Medical dictionary

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