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lymphadenectomy

[lim-fad-n-ek-tuh-mee, lim-fuh-dn-] /lɪmˌfæd nˈɛk tə mi, ˌlɪm fə dn-/
noun, plural lymphadenectomies.
1.
the excision of one or more lymph nodes, usually as a procedure in the surgical removal or destruction of a cancer.
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  • Patients allocated to the lymphadenectomy group undergo systematic lymphadenectomy in addition to surgery for complete resection.
lymphadenectomy in Medicine

lymphadenectomy lym·phad·e·nec·to·my (lĭm-fād'n-ěk'tə-mē)
n.
Excision of one or more lymph nodes.

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