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OBJECTIVES Postmastectomy lymphoedema remains a disabling complication caused by treatment for breast cancer. The increased thickness of the dermal layer and the increased volume of the subcutis represent the most important contributions to the total swelling of the arm. Ultrasound imaging of the subcutaneous layer results in different patterns of reflected(More)
This study examined the lymphatic drainage after injection of a radiotracer into the upper medial quadrant of the breast in healthy women. Most studies of lymphatic pathways of the breast have been performed in patients with breast cancer and concentrate on the upper lateral quadrant of the breast because of the high incidence of carcinoma at this site. The(More)
Estimates of the incidence of arm swelling after axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer range from 10 to 37%. Yet the subjective sensation of edema is described in at least 54% of patients. The purpose of this research was to examine the structural changes occurring in the subcutaneous tissue that might explain these subjective complaints using(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to fatigue, pain is the most frequent persistent symptom in cancer survivors. Clear guidelines for both the diagnosis and treatment of pain in cancer survivors are lacking. Classification of pain is important as it may facilitate more specific targeting of treatment. In this paper we present an overview of nociceptive, neuropathic and(More)
Postmastectomy edema is a current complication after axillary lymph node dissection in cases of breast cancer treatment. Staging is important in order to select those patients who can benefit from complex physical therapy (CPT). Different imaging techniques can be used to evaluate the edema. Ultrasonography (US) is a harmless, cheap, and easily applicable(More)
Post-mastectomy lymphedema is a condition that is present in many women after treatment for breast cancer. It causes physical discomfort, and when prolonged on the long term, results in the formation of fibrotic tissue in the edematous arm. A novel approach to analyze CT images of the arms and to assess the edematous components is proposed in this work.(More)
This study examines the lymphatic drainage after injection of a radiotracer in the upper medial quadrant of the right breast in young healthy female subjects. Most studies concerning lymphatic drainage pathways have focused on the upper lateral quadrant of the breast because of the high incidence of carcinoma in this quadrant while the drainage pattern of(More)
Too often, in clinical settings, the diagnosis and evolution of lymphedema is determined by limb circumference measurements and/or volume calculations. Besides the unrecognition of small lymphedemas, these techniques provide little to no information concerning the stage of the lymphedema. This latter is important in choosing appropriate treatment modalities(More)
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