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View in Spanish: Disección de ganglios linfáticos axilares

Axillary lymph node dissection (AK-sih-LAYR-ee limf…dy-SEK-shun)
Surgery to remove lymph nodes found in the armpit region. Also called axillary dissection.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.