Arm morbidity after complete axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer.

  title={Arm morbidity after complete axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer.},
  author={P H A F Nagel and E. D. Bruggink and Theo Wobbes and L. J. A. Strobbe},
  journal={Acta chirurgica Belgica},
  volume={103 2},
The aim of the study was to clarify the factors causing and/or influence morbidity following axillary dissection in patients treated for breast cancer by either lumpectomy or mastectomy. The records of 106 women with invasive breast cancer treated between 1996 and 1997 were retrospectively reviewed. Objective assessment included measurement of lymphoedema, shoulder mobility and axillary sensation. A questionnaire was used for subjective assessment of arm morbidity and pain. Lymphoedema was… CONTINUE READING


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