Karen Haugaard

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BACKGROUND Sentinel lymph node biopsy was implemented in the treatment of early breast cancer with the aim of reducing shoulder and arm morbidity. Relatively few prospective studies have been published where the morbidity was assessed by clinical examination. Very few studies have examined the impact on shoulder mobility of node positive patients having a(More)
INTRODUCTION Lymphedema is one of the most serious complications following breast cancer treatment. While many risk factors are well described the role of seroma formation has recently produced mixed results. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate if seroma is a risk factor for development of lymphedema in one of the largest retrospective cohort studies. (More)
Four hundred and four patients operated for ventral hernia during a five year period were reviewed with special emphasis on morbidity, mortality and number of days in hospital. The patients were divided into 357 patients who had been operated for ventral hernia only once (A) and 47 patients who had been operated more than once for ventral hernia (B). There(More)
OBJECTIVE Describe prognostic parameters of Danish male breast cancer patients (MBCP) diagnosed from 1980-2009. Determine all-cause mortality compared to the general male population and analyze survival/mortality compared with Danish female breast cancer patients (FBCP) in the same period. MATERIAL AND METHODS The MBCP cohort was defined from three(More)
The purpose of this paper is to describe the subjective results after operation for ventral hernia. Patients operated for ventral hernia in the period from January 1, 1988 to December 31, 1992 were sent a questionnaire with a response rate of 87%. Forty-five percent had lasting discomfort, 30% were absent due to illness more than eight weeks after the(More)
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