Lymphatic Drainage of the Breast

Lymphatic drainage of the breast Functional Drainage of the Breast Approximately 75-90% of the breasts’ lymphatic drainage is to the same side (ipsilateral) axillary nodes. The majority of the breast lymphatics drain into the axillae along a plane subdermal while collecting at the lateral border of the pectoralis major muscle in a single sentinel node. […]

The Lymphatic System and Breast Cancer

Lymphatic drainage of the breast     The lymphatic system is a core system that plays critical roles including but not limited to fluid hemostasis, the return of macromolecules and tissue fluids as well as systemic body immunity. In the pathology and treatment of breast cancer, identified as the most commonly diagnosed malignancy globally and the […]