Surgical management of Axilla: Past, present and future

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Published: 1 Feb 2023
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Prof Terry Mamounas - Orlando Health Cancer Institute, Orlando, USA

Prof Terry Mamounas speaks to ecancer at BGICC 2023 about the surgical management of Axilla throughout the past, present and future.

He explains that surgeons used to do elective dissections to access the axilla for over 100 years. However randomised clinical trials in the 1970s revealed electively removing nodes did not improve survival.

Prof Mamounas also highlights that over the last 20 years there has been significant evolution in the management of Axilla via the sentinel lymph node biopsy method rather than dissections.