How I do it: Simple and effortless approach to identify thoracodorsal nerve on axillary clearance procedure

@inproceedings{Zin2012HowID,
  title={How I do it: Simple and effortless approach to identify thoracodorsal nerve on axillary clearance procedure},
  author={Thant Zin and Myat Maw and SM Oo and Dr Manohar V Pai and RB Paijan and Myo Kyi},
  booktitle={Ecancermedicalscience},
  year={2012}
}
Breast cancer surgery frequently involves an axillary clearance procedure for nodal metastases. Injury to the thoracodorsal nerve is one of the complications related to the axillary dissection. The thoracodorsal nerve innervates the latissimus dorsi muscle which facilitates in certain movements of the arm. Moreover, it can be used as a nerve graft in long thoracic nerve injury whether in trauma or surgery. Understanding the anatomy structures and good surgical technique in the axillary… CONTINUE READING
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