What is Axillary lymph node dissection?

Category: Surgeries

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An axillary lymph node dissection usually removes nodes from under and below the pectoralis minor muscle. It often accompanies a mastectomy, and may also be done with or after a lumpectomy.

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Moderate
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Mild
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Axillary lymph node dissection

Side effect Patients
Lymphedema 1
Pain 1

Duration

Stopped having Axillary lymph node dissection

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
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Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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