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Anatomical information for intercostobrachial nerve preservation in axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer

Author(s): J.J. Zhu1*, X.F. Liu1, P.L. Zhang1, J.Z. Yang1, J. Wang2, Y. Qin1, G.L. Zhang1, D.Q. Ren1, C.L. Cui3 and X.G. Guo1*

This study aimed to provide additional anatomical information for axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) through in vivo anatomy studies of intercostobrachial nerve (ICBN) preservation in order to provide theoretical and practical experience for clinicians. A total of 156 patients with breast cancer underwent ALND at the Department of Gynecology of Baotou Tumor Hospital between June 2009 and March 2010.