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the separation of a whole into its parts for study

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cutting so as to separate into pieces

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a minute and critical analysis

detailed critical analysis or examination one part at a time (as of a literary work)

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The only treatment available in our setting is surgery, which in our patients ranged from excisional lumpectomy to radical mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection.
A longitudinal comparison of arm morbidity in stage I-II breast cancer patients treated with sentinel lymph node biopsy, sentinel lymph node biopsy followed by completion lymph node dissection, or axillary lymph node dissection.
Morbidity following sentinel lymph node biopsy versus axillary lymph node dissection for patients with breast carcinoma.
This examination is far less extensive than is normally performed for axillary lymph node dissection," explains Pond R.
Surgeons are encouraged to validate their initial SLNB results by performing an audit in which both a SLNB and an axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) are performed.
A survey of practice in five comprehensive cancer centers finds that sentinel node biopsy is being used increasingly as an alternative to axillary lymph node dissection in the treatment of breast cancer, especially for patients with small tumors who receive breast-conserving surgery.
The randomized study involved 27 female patients who underwent axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for breast cancer.
The goals of axillary lymph node dissection are to provide accurate staging information and local control of the disease.
The remaining 22 (26%) had a positive axillary sentinel node and had an axillary lymph node dissection.
In 2001, Turner found that 26% of patients with micrometastases in the SLN had metastasis in the lymph nodes with completion axillary lymph node dissection (20).
The increasing interest in sentinel lymph node biopsy in lieu of axillary lymph node dissection, along with a concerted effort at postsurgical weight loss may have a favorable impact on arm edema, added Dr.
Axillary lymph node dissection results in sometimes-severe complications in up to 80 percent of women who undergo the surgery.