Mastectomy and axillary node clearance

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Previous breast malignancy. Shortness of breath and chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 49
Gender: Female

Absent left breast outline in keeping with a mastectomy.

Surgical clips in the left axilla consistent with axillary node clearance.

The lungs are hyperinflated, but clear.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a mastectomy with asymmetry of breast outlines and a collection of axillary clips indicative of axillary node clearance.


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Case information

rID: 50354
Published: 2nd Jan 2017
Last edited: 3rd Jan 2017
System: Breast, Chest
Tag: rdgh
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