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pelvic lymphadenectomy

Surgery to remove lymph nodes in the pelvis for examination under a microscope to see if they contain cancer.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Last Review Date: 2/25/2009
Licensed PDQ® from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).