Unexpected removal of lymph nodes during BMX?
After a lumpectomy where i failed to get clean margins, I opted for a BMX. Because of existing neuropathy in one of my hands and arms, it was discussed and agreed upon with my surgeon, that I would not have lymph nodes removed. I just received my pathology and see that I had 4 lymph nodes removed on the non-cancerous breast side, and 1 node from the cancerous side.
This is where I am confused. Can there be lymph nodes inadvertantly removed that are just in the breast tissue that is part of the mastectomy? I've been trying to figure this out with google, and I can't seem to sort it out. Thought I would see if someone here can help me understand.