SF-36 Shows Increased Quality of Life Following Complete Reduction of Postmastectomy Lymphedema with Liposuction

@inproceedings{Hoffner2017SF36SI,
  title={SF-36 Shows Increased Quality of Life Following Complete Reduction of Postmastectomy Lymphedema with Liposuction},
  author={Mattias Hoffner and Shirin Bagheri and Emma Hansson and Jonas Manjer and Thomas Tro{\"e}ng and H{\aa}kan Brorson},
  booktitle={Lymphatic research and biology},
  year={2017}
}
Abstracts Background: Arm lymphedema after breast cancer surgery affects women both from physical and psychological points of view. Lymphedema leads to adipose tissue deposition. Liposuction and controlled compression therapy (CCT) reduces the lymphedema completely. METHODS AND RESULTS Sixty female patients with arm lymphedema were followed for a 1-year period after surgery. The 36-item short-form health survey (SF-36) was used to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Patients… CONTINUE READING

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