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lymphadenectomy

Synonyms: radical lymph node dissection, lymph node/gland dissection.

Definition: A surgical procedure in which the lymph glands or nodes are removed and examined to see whether they contain cancer. For a regional lymph node dissection, some of the lymph nodes in the tumor area are removed; for a radical lymph node dissection, most or all of the lymph nodes in the tumor area are removed. Also called lymph node dissection.

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