What is Axillary lymph node dissection?

Category: Surgeries


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

Side effect Patients
Pain 1


Stopped having Axillary lymph node dissection

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Less than 1 month 5
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Cost per month
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$200+ 0
$100-199 0
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$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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