Phantom breast syndrome in young women after mastectomy for breast cancer. Physical, social and psychological aspects.

@article{Christensen1982PhantomBS,
  title={Phantom breast syndrome in young women after mastectomy for breast cancer. Physical, social and psychological aspects.},
  author={Kaare Christensen and Mogens Blichert-Toft and U Giersing and C Richardt and Jaje Beckmann},
  journal={Acta chirurgica Scandinavica},
  year={1982},
  volume={148 4},
  pages={351-4}
}
Phantom breast syndrome (PBS) developed in 11 out of 31 (35.5%) consecutive young women, who had undergone mastectomy for breast cancer. Six to 21 months after operation the patients were asked to take part in a follow-up investigation in which physical sequelae, social condition, and psychological reactions were assessed and related to the presence of PBS. There was no correlation between PBS and postsurgical physical sequelae, those who had received adjuvant radiotherapy, or the side on which… CONTINUE READING