Ultrasound therapy of chronic arm lymphedema after surgical treatment of breast cancer

@article{Balzarini1993UltrasoundTO,
  title={Ultrasound therapy of chronic arm lymphedema after surgical treatment of breast cancer},
  author={Alessandra Balzarini and Cecilia Pirovano and G Diazzi and Roberto Olivieri and F Ferla and Gabriella Galperti and S. Sensi and Giovanni Paolo Di Martino},
  journal={Lymphology},
  year={1993},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={
          128-34
        }
}
The treatment of chronic arm lymphedema following axillary dissection for breast cancer is still a therapeutic challenge. To examine other treatment options, we undertook a pilot study on the efficacy of ultrasound therapy (UST) in management of these patients. Fifty patients with post-surgical arm lymphedema and without regional irradiation underwent ultrasound treatment (2 cycles at 4 month intervals) and the results were compared up to 1 year with 100 other patients treated by standardized… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-6 of 6 extracted citations