Seroma formation after breast cancer surgery: incidence and predicting factors.

@article{Woodworth2000SeromaFA,
  title={Seroma formation after breast cancer surgery: incidence and predicting factors.},
  author={Phoebe A. Woodworth and M F McBoyle and Stephen D. Helmer and R L Beamer},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2000},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={444-50; discussion 450-1}
}
The pathophysiology of seroma formation has yet to be determined. Therefore, the present study was undertaken to calculate the incidence of postoperative seromas after definitive breast cancer operations utilizing electrocautery dissection. Additionally, we attempted to identify risk factors associated with seroma development and to examine seroma formation in relation to operative procedure. A retrospective review of 252 breast cancer operations was undertaken. Patients were subdivided by… CONTINUE READING

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Patients were subdivided by operative procedure : modified radical mastectomy ( MRM ; n = 148 ) , breast preservation with axillary node dissection ( n = 64 ) , or MRM with immediate reconstruction ( n = 40 ) .
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Patients were subdivided by operative procedure : modified radical mastectomy ( MRM ; n = 148 ) , breast preservation with axillary node dissection ( n = 64 ) , or MRM with immediate reconstruction ( n = 40 ) .
Patients were subdivided by operative procedure : modified radical mastectomy ( MRM ; n = 148 ) , breast preservation with axillary node dissection ( n = 64 ) , or MRM with immediate reconstruction ( n = 40 ) .
Patients were subdivided by operative procedure : modified radical mastectomy ( MRM ; n = 148 ) , breast preservation with axillary node dissection ( n = 64 ) , or MRM with immediate reconstruction ( n = 40 ) .
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