Axillary lymphadenectomy: a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure.

  title={Axillary lymphadenectomy: a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure.},
  author={Murase Moore and David W. Kinne},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  volume={66 1},
Axillary dissection for primary operable cancer follows the basic tenants of surgical oncology and achieves the stated goals. Local control is excellent with failure rates in the 0-2% range. Long-term and disease-free survival is improved with axillary dissection. It is often stated that axillary dissection is not required for the smallest of lesions, but the 15% risk of axillary disease with the T1A lesion would suggest otherwise. Axillary sampling would not achieve the stated goals because of… CONTINUE READING