Prognostic factors for lymphedema after primary treatment of breast carcinoma.

@article{HerdSmith2001PrognosticFF,
  title={Prognostic factors for lymphedema after primary treatment of breast carcinoma.},
  author={Andrea Herd-Smith and Antonio Russo and Maria Grazia Muraca and Marco Rosselli del Turco and Gaetano Cardona},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={92 7},
  pages={1783-7}
}
BACKGROUND Lymphedema of the arm is a serious consequence of breast carcinoma treatment. Postmastectomy lymphedema of the upper limb usually is related to certain risk factors such as axillary surgery, radiotherapy, obesity, venous outflow obstruction, delayed wound healing, and infection. The objective of the current study was to identify the risk factors… CONTINUE READING