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Definition of Dissection, axillary

Dissection, axillary: Surgery in which the axilla (the armpit) is opened -- to "dissect" means to "cut apart" -- in order to identify, examine, and sometimes remove structures such as lymph nodes or other tissue for diagnosis or treatment.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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