Evaluation of the Quilting Technique for Reduction of Postmastectomy Seroma: A Randomized Controlled Study

@inproceedings{Khater2015EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the Quilting Technique for Reduction of Postmastectomy Seroma: A Randomized Controlled Study},
  author={Ashraf A. Khater and Waleed Elnahas and Sameh Roshdy and Omar Farouk and Ahmed Senbel and Adel Fathi and Emadeldeen Hamed and Mohamed M. Abdelkhalek and Hosam Ghazy},
  booktitle={International journal of breast cancer},
  year={2015}
}
Background. Postmastectomy seroma causes patients' discomfort, delays starting the adjuvant therapy, and may increase the possibility of surgical site infection. Objective. To evaluate quilting of the mastectomy flaps with obliteration of the axillary space in reducing postmastectomy seroma. Methods. A randomized controlled study was carried out among 120 females who were candidates for mastectomy and axillary clearance. The intervention group (N = 60) with quilting and the control group… CONTINUE READING
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