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lymph vessels

Thin tubes that drain the body’s tissue fluid (lymph) from all over the body to lymph nodes.

lymph nodes

Also called lymph glands. Small, beanshaped structures that form part of the lymphatic system. They collect and destroy bacteria and viruses.

axillary lymph nodes

Lymph nodes in and around the armpit.

lymphoedema

Persistent swelling in tissues as a result of obstruction or damage of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes from infection, cancer or cancer treatment….

mediastinum

The area in the chest between the lungs. It contains the heart and large blood vessels, the oesophagus, the trachea and many lymph nodes….

lymphadenectomy

Removal of the lymph glands from a part of the body. Also called a lymph node dissection….

lymphadenectomy

Removal of the lymph glands from a part of the body. Also called a lymph node dissection.

sentinel node

The first lymph node to receive lymph fluid directly from a tumour….

angiogenesis

The formation of new blood vessels. This enables tumours to develop their own blood supply, which helps them grow.

neck dissection

Surgery to remove lymph nodes and some surrounding structures in the neck, such as muscle, fat or nerves….