Histological findings compared with magnetic resonance and ultrasonographic imaging in irreversible postmastectomy lymphedema: a case study.

@article{Tassenoy2009HistologicalFC,
  title={Histological findings compared with magnetic resonance and ultrasonographic imaging in irreversible postmastectomy lymphedema: a case study.},
  author={An Tassenoy and Johan de Mey and Tadeusz W. Stadnik and Filip De Ridder and E. -G. Peeters and Peter Van Schuerbeek and Paul Wylock and Gregory P A Van Eeckhout and Kristoff Verdonck and Jan Lamote and Luc Baeyens and Pierre Lievens},
  journal={Lymphatic research and biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={145-51}
}
Postmastectomy edema is a current complication after axillary lymph node dissection in cases of breast cancer treatment. Staging is important in order to select those patients who can benefit from complex physical therapy (CPT). Different imaging techniques can be used to evaluate the edema. Ultrasonography (US) is a harmless, cheap, and easily applicable technique to visualize the dermal and subcutaneous tissue, but interpretation of the obtained images is not always evident. The aim of this… CONTINUE READING