[Objective measurement of lymphedema after mastectomy].

  title={[Objective measurement of lymphedema after mastectomy].},
  author={E G{\"o}ltner and J U Fischbach and B M{\"o}nter and Arnoldo Kraus and H. Vorherr},
  journal={Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={110 24},
A new optic-electronic method for measuring arm volume was used on 275 women before and after mastectomy for carcinoma of the breast. Two weeks after modified radical mastectomy, an increase of over 150 ml in arm volume over the preoperative value was recorded in 12% of patients. Lymphoedema was demonstrated on average 19.3 months after the operation and telecobalt treatment in 42% of 200 women so treated; in 17% it was of moderately severe to severe degree (over 400 ml). In patients with… CONTINUE READING