Aetiology of seroma formation in patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer.

@article{McCaul2000AetiologyOS,
  title={Aetiology of seroma formation in patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer.},
  author={James Anthony McCaul and A Aslaam and Richard J. Spooner and I Louden and Trudy Cavanagh and Anand David Purushotham},
  journal={Breast},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={144-8}
}
Surgery for primary breast cancer and regional nodes often involves the use of suction drains post-operatively. It is believed that the fluid accumulating following axillary surgery is lymph from divided lymphatics or alternatively serum, although the composition of this fluid has never been studied in detail. Drain fluid following surgery for primary breast cancer was analysed for a number of haematological and biochemical parameters. Comparison of these values with plasma concentration… CONTINUE READING

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