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Lymphatic Surgery

  • John Thompson
  • Armando Giuliano
  • Guy Rees
  • Douglas Tyler
  • Brendon J. Coventry
  • Nora Hansen
  • Helen Mabry
Chapter
Part of the Surgery: Complications, Risks and Consequences book series (SCRC)

Abstract

Lymph node dissections have assumed importance in surgery because of the usual orderly pathway of spread of many malignancies to the draining lymph node basin(s). This chapter aims to provide useful information on complications, risks, and consequences of a wide range of lymph node surgical procedures. For other associated procedures, refer to the relevant chapter and volume.

Keywords

Sentinel Node Sentinel Node Biopsy Neck Dissection Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Latissimus Dorsi 
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Further References, Resources, and Reading

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Radical Inguino-pelvic (Ilioinguinal) Lymph Node Dissection

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Pelvic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection

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Para-aortic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Thompson
    • 1
  • Armando Giuliano
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Guy Rees
    • 6
  • Douglas Tyler
    • 7
    • 8
  • Brendon J. Coventry
    • 9
  • Nora Hansen
    • 10
  • Helen Mabry
    • 11
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Melanoma Institute Australia, Central Clinical SchoolThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of SurgerySurgical OncologyLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer InstituteSurgical OncologyLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center – A Project of Women’s GuildLos AngelesUSA
  5. 5.Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  6. 6.Discipline of Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Royal Adelaide Hospital, and Lyell McEwin HospitalThe University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  7. 7.Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  8. 8.Department of SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  9. 9.Discipline of Surgery, Breast, Endocrine and Surgical Oncology UnitRoyal Adelaide Hospital, University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  10. 10.Departments of Surgical Oncology and General SurgeryNorthwestern Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA
  11. 11.Breast Cancer Surgeon, Center for Breast CareThe University of Toledo Medical CenterToledoUSA

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