axillary lymph node

A lymph node in the armpit region that drains lymph channels from the breast.

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  • axillary lymph node dissection — Surgery to remove lymph nodes found in the armpit region. Also called axillary dissection …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Positive axillary lymph node — A positive axillary lymph node is a lymph node in the area of the armpit (axilla) to which cancer has spread. This spread is determined by surgically removing some of the lymph nodes and examining them under a microscope to see whether cancer… …   Wikipedia

  • positive axillary lymph node — A lymph node in the area of the armpit (axilla) to which cancer has spread. This spread is determined by surgically removing some of the lymph nodes and examining them under a microscope to see whether cancer cells are present …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • negative axillary lymph node — A lymph node in the armpit that is free of cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • lymph node — One of numerous round, oval, or bean shaped bodies located along the course of lymphatic vessels, varying greatly in size (1–25 mm in diameter) and usually presenting a depressed area, the hilum, on one side through which blood vessel s enter and …   Medical dictionary

  • Axillary lymph nodes — Infobox Lymph Name = PAGENAME Latin = nodi lymphoidei axillares GraySubject = 178 GrayPage = 699 Caption = Lymphatics of the mamma, and the axillary glands Caption2 = 2. Axillary lymphatic plexus 4. Cubital lymph nodes (not part of the lymph node …   Wikipedia

  • Lymph node — A Lymph node (] MedullaThere are two named structures in the medulla: * The medullary cords are cords of lymphatic tissue, and include plasma cells and B cells * The medullary sinuses (or sinusoids ) are vessel like spaces separating the… …   Wikipedia

  • lymph node — noun the source of lymph and lymphocytes (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑lymph gland, ↑node • Hypernyms: ↑lymphatic tissue, ↑lymphoid tissue • Hyponyms: ↑axillary node, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pectoral axillary lymph nodes — Infobox Lymph Name = PAGENAME Latin = nodi lymphoidei axillares pectorales GraySubject = 178 GrayPage = 699 Caption = Lymphatics of the mamma, and the axillary glands Caption2 = 2. Axillary lymphatic plexus 4. Cubital lymph nodes (not part of the …   Wikipedia

  • Subscapular axillary lymph nodes — Infobox Lymph Name = PAGENAME Latin = nodi lymphoidei axillares subscapulares GraySubject = 178 GrayPage = 699 Caption = Lymphatics of the mamma, and the axillary glands Caption2 = 2. Axillary lymphatic plexus 4. Cubital lymph nodes (not part of… …   Wikipedia

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