Motion restriction and axillary web syndrome after sentinel node biopsy and axillary clearance in breast cancer.

@article{Leidenius2003MotionRA,
  title={Motion restriction and axillary web syndrome after sentinel node biopsy and axillary clearance in breast cancer.},
  author={Marjut Hannele Kristiina Leidenius and Esa A Lepp{\"a}nen and Leena Anneli Krogerus and Karl Johan Albert Von Smitten},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={185 2},
  pages={127-30}
}
BACKGROUND We evaluated the prevalence of motion restriction and axillary web syndrome (AWS) after sentinel node biopsy (SNB) and axillary clearance (AC) in a prospective study. AWS is a self-limiting cause of early postoperative morbidity after axillary surgery. Limited range of motion associated with palpable cords of tissue in the axilla are typical for AWS. METHODS Altogether 85 breast cancer patients who underwent SNB only (49 patients) or SNB and AC (36 patients) were examined before… CONTINUE READING
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