Glossary Term:

Title

lymphadenectomy

Phonetic

<b>limf</b>-ad-uh-<b>NECK</b>-tuh-me

Description

also called lymph node dissection. Surgical removal of one or more lymph nodes. After removal, the lymph nodes are looked at under a microscope to see if cancer has spread to them. See also lymph, lymph node, lymphatic system, lymphocyte.