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Study of axillary lymph node asymmetry in a female population

  • Authors: Cappello, F.; Bellafiore, M.; Palma, A.; Marciano', V.; Zummo, G.; Farina, F.; Bucchieri, F.
  • Publication year: 2001
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • Key words: Breast cancer; Histopathological changes; Hyperplasia; Mastectomy; Tumoral antigenic stimulation; Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous); Anatomy
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We analysed a large series of axillary lymph nodes, with and without metastases following radical mastectomy for breast cancer. We found left/right asymmetry in numbers of lymph nodes, and also asymmetry of lymph node dimensions, which could have been the caused by tumoral antigenic stimulation. The distribution of hyperplastic node patterns differed significantly.