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Lymphedema mastectomy

Brigid K Killelea, Jessica B Long, Weixiong Dang, Sarah S Mougalian, Suzanne B Evans, Cary P Gross, Shi-Yi Wang
PURPOSE: To examine the associations between sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) and complications among older patients who underwent breast-conserving surgery (BCS) for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). METHODS: We identified women from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare dataset aged 67-94 years diagnosed during 1998-2011 with DCIS who underwent BCS as initial treatment. We assessed incidence of complications, including lymphedema, wound infection, seroma, or pain, within 9 months of diagnosis...
March 7, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Charalampos Siotos, Mohamad E Sebai, Eric L Wan, Ricardo J Bello, Mehran Habibi, Damon S Cooney, Michele A Manahan, Carisa M Cooney, Stella M Seal, Gedge D Rosson
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema remains a significant complication following breast cancer surgery when there is axillary lymph node intervention. Previous systematic reviews have identified risk factors for breast cancer-related lymphedema, including increased BMI, number of lymph nodes dissected and radiotherapy. However, they have not examined the effect of breast reconstruction on lymphedema occurrence. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we sought to evaluate the association between breast reconstruction (BR) and lymphedema...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Li Zou, Feng-Hua Liu, Pei-Pei Shen, Yan Hu, Xiao-Qian Liu, Ying-Ying Xu, Qi-Liang Pen, Bei Wang, Ya-Qun Zhu, Ye Tian
PURPOSE: To investigate the incidence rate, severity and risk factors of related lymphedema in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: A 2-year follow-up prospective study of 387 women who had operation from four hospitals from January 1, to December 31, 2014 was conducted. Limb volume was measured by circumference and symptoms were measured using questionnaires pre-treatment and 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 months after surgery separately. The incidence rates and the severity of lymphedema were evaluated, respectively...
February 3, 2018: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
C Cereijo-Garea, S Pita-Fernández, B Acea-Nebril, R Rey-Villar, A García-Novoa, C Varela-Lamas, S Builes-Ramirez, T Seoane-Pillado, V Balboa-Barreiro
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To analyze quality of life and satisfaction after immediate breast reconstruction due to cancer and its determining factors. BACKGROUND: Studying breast reconstruction is important because of its frequency and variability. In addition to the surgical results, it is necessary to analyze the quality of life and patient satisfaction using a specific tool. DESIGN-METHODS: An ambispective design was used (n=101;α=0.05;precision=10%), studying anthropometric, socio-cultural data, Fagerström test, and the BREAST-Q© questionnaire...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Bin Li, Zhenchang Wang
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data of patients with Stewart-Treves Syndrome (STS), and to compare them with the corresponding pathological data. A total of 4,289 cases of secondary upper limb lymphedema (LE) from a single center, including 5 female cases of STS who underwent modified-radical post mastectomy, were included in the study. All cases were diagnosed pathologically, and by conventional and contrast-enhanced (ce)MRI scans. A total of 43 tumor nodules (Φ ≥4 mm) were examined...
January 2018: Oncology Letters
Bahareh Abbasi, Navid Mirzakhany, Leila Angooti Oshnari, Ashkan Irani, Samaneh Hosseinzadeh, Seyed Mehdi Tabatabaei, Shahpar Haghighat
OBJECTIVES: Lymphedema is sometimes accompanied by high degrees of anxiety and depression. This study aimed to assess the effects of relaxation techniques on the level of edema, anxiety and depression in women undergoing Comprehensive Decongestive Therapy (CDT). DESIGN: This clinical trial compared two treatment methods in 31 women with post-mastectomy lymphedema, including 15 cases who received CDT and 16 who received RCDT (Relaxation plus CDT). The edema volume, anxiety and depression scores were compared at the first and last sessions of the first phase of the treatment and six weeks afterwards...
2018: PloS One
Kyung-Jin Ha, Sang-Yeol Lee, Hojun Lee, Seung-Jun Choi
Purpose: Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) are potential therapeutic strategies to reduce mastectomy-induced edema. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the combination of these therapies would induce synergistic effects to treat lymphedema-related complications and to analyze a possible physiological mechanism involved in the observed effects. Methods: A total of 55 patients diagnosed with mastectomy-induced lymphedema were recruited and randomized into three experimental groups: PNF group ( n = 17), MLD group ( n = 20), and PNF + MLD group ( n = 18)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
T I Grushina
We have undertaken the search for the publications of interest in the following databases: Scopus, Web of Science, MedLine, The Cochrane Library, CyberLeninka, and Russian science citation index. In addition, we evaluated the effectiveness of the physical agents and procedures having different mechanisms of action of the known factors responsible for the development of post-mastectomy lymphedema. Such agents and procedures include self-massage, manual lymphatic drainage, therapeutic physical exercises, compression bandaging, wearing elastic compression garments, Kinesio Tex taping, pneumatic compression, ultrasonic, electrostatic, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, microcurrent and low-intensity laser therapy...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
S Struk, J-F Honart, Q Qassemyar, N Leymarie, B Sarfati, H Alkhashnam, C Mazouni, F Rimareix, F Kolb
The Indocyanine green (ICG) is a soluble dye that is eliminated by the liver and excreted in bile. When illuminated by an near-infrared light, the ICG emits fluorescence in the near-infrared spectrum, which can be captured by a near-infrared camera-handled device. In case of intravenous injection, ICG may be used as a marker of skin perfusion. In case of interstitial injection, it may be useful for lymphatic network mapping. In oncological and reconstructive breast surgery, ICG is used for sentinel lymph node identification, to predict mastectomy skin flap necrosis, to assess the perfusion of free flaps in autologous reconstruction and for diagnosis and treatment of upper limb secondary lymphedema...
October 26, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Mohsin Khan, Shahid A Siddiqui, Manoj K Gupta, Rajeev K Seam, Manish Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Normal tissue complications following chest wall radiotherapy (RT) are inevitable, and the long-term data on hypofractionation are still limited. To quantify the late effects of hypofractionated RT on cardiac, pulmonary, brachial plexus, and regional lymphatics and their correlation with patient, tumor, and treatment characteristics is the main objective of this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and sixteen breast cancer patients following mastectomy were treated with hypofractionated schedules either 40 Gy in 15 fractions or 42...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
Agnieszka Kolacinska
The proposed global curriculum developed by the American Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and the textbook: provides a state-of- the- art of breast cancer surgery, complements the syllabus and curriculum of the Union Europeenne des Medecins Specialistes (UEMS) examination in breast surgery/ European Board of Surgery Qualification in Breast Surgery (EBSQinBS) administered by ESSO (1) Knowledge and understanding of the principles of breast cancer incidence, aetiology, risk factors, genetics, premalignant and high-risk lesions, pathology, prognostic and predictive factors, risk prediction models, screening, diagnosis and imaging, breast cancer, oncoplastic, reconstructive breast surgery, axillary surgery and future perspective for this, radiation therapy, neoadjuvant and adjuvant systemic treatment- endocrine-, immuno- and chemotherapy, side effects and toxicities of treatment, locoregional recurrence, follow-up, locally advanced breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, breast cancer in young and elderly patients, survivor issues, lymphedema, palliative care, chroni pain, body image and sexuality, fertility issues, cognitive functions, etc...
July 2017: Chirurgia
Junghwa Do, JaeYong Jeon, Won Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this case study was to determine the effectiveness of bandaging the arm of a patient with secondary lymphedema on the patient's quality of life, arm volume and arm function using an additional pad and taping along with some other standard therapy modalities for lymphedema. [Subjects and Methods] I used a bandage with an additional pad and taping, along with MLD, exercise, and skin care to treat a patient with unilateral breast-cancer-related arm lymphedema who had fibrotic tissue on her lower arm and hand...
July 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
G Prameela Chelakkot, Rahul Ravind, K Sruthi, Namrata Chigurupati, Sanketh Kotne, Raghavendra Holla, Ram Madhavan, M Dinesh
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer tissue is sensitive to hypofractionation. This is an analysis of patients treated with hypofractionated protocols since 2009, at our tertiary cancer center. METHODS: Details of breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant hypofractionated external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) from January 2009 to December 2014 were retrieved and analyzed. RESULTS: One thousand seven hundred and eighty patients received adjuvant EBRT during this period...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Pallavi Mittal, Ashwani Kumar, Sunmeet Kaur, Paras Kumar Pandove, Rachan Lal Singla, Jagpal Singh
CONTEXT: Oncosurgery is an emerging branch with the set goals of prolonging the life and ensuring the best possible quality of life to the surviving patient. The use of harmonic scalpel has proved to be beneficial in a variety of surgeries but its role in breast surgery is still controversial. AIMS: We conducted this study to compare the intraoperative and postoperative outcomes in modified radical mastectomy using harmonic scalpel versus electrocautery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fifty female patients with confirmed diagnosis of breast carcinoma and planned for modified radical mastectomy were taken up for surgery...
January 2017: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
Ke Li, Liang Xia, Ning Fei Liu, Fabio Nicoli, Joannis Constantinides, Christopher D'Ambrosia, Davide Lazzeri, Mathias Tremp, Ju Fang Zhang, Yi Xin Zhang
BACKGROUND: The incidence of breast cancer related lymphedema is approximately 5%. Far infrared ray (FIR) treatment can potentially reduce fluid volume and extremity circumference as well as the frequency of dermato-lymphangitis (DLA). However, there is no published data on the oncological safety of FIR and the potential for activation of any residual breast cancer cells. The aim of this study is to investigate the safety of far infrared ray (FIR) treatment of postmastectomy lymphedema, clinically and in vitro...
July 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Meredith Disharoon, Kamilia F Kozlowski, Jessica M Kaniowski
History In 2004, this woman received a diagnosis of invasive mammillary carcinoma, tubular variant, strongly positive for estrogen and progesterone receptors. Her lesion was found at screening mammography performed at an outside institution when she was 59 years old. She underwent partial mastectomy, with partial axillary node dissection and sentinel node mapping. A 0.6 × 0.5 cm Nottingham grade 1 infiltrating ductal carcinoma was removed from the right upper outer quadrant, margins were free of tumor, and there was no angiolymphatic invasion...
June 2017: Radiology
Yu-Ying Chu, Robert J Allen, Ting-Jung Wu, Ming-Huei Cheng
BACKGROUND: The greater omentum is supplied by the right, middle, and left omental arteries, which arise from the right and left gastroepiploic arteries. All or part of the greater omentum can be harvested based on this blood supply for free tissue transfer. It has stimulated new interest in its use as the donor site in the treatment of lymphedema. For patients who have failed other management options or have limited peripheral lymph node donor sites, the greater omental lymph node flap may offer the best chance for lymphedema treatment...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
N Aoulad, C Massabeau, B de Lafontan, L Vieillevigne, G Hangard, C Ciprian, L Chaltiel, É Moyal, F Izar
PURPOSE: Helical radiation intensity modulated by tomotherapy improves dose distribution to complex and large volumes. The aim of the study was to assess acute toxicity of this technique during breast cancer irradiation after conserving surgery or mastectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Cutaneous toxicities, lung and oesophageal side effects, and breast lymphedema were retrospectively collected according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events Version 4...
May 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
Hisako Hara, Makoto Mihara
Objective: In this case report, we present a case wherein we observed a blocking of lymphatic vessels in indocyanine green lymphography and found a shrunken lymphatic vessel intraoperatively. Methods: We performed indocyanine green lymphography and lymphaticovenous anastomosis on a 77-year-old woman. She had previously undergone right mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection accompanied by radiotherapy and chemotherapy for right breast cancer. She noticed swelling in the right upper limb 22 years after the surgery and consulted our hospital...
2017: Eplasty
G Militello, P De Marco, N Falco, K Kabhuli, A Mascolino, L Licari, R Tutino, G Cocorullo, G Gulotta
BACKGROUND: The seroma is one of the most common complications in the axillary lymph nodal dissection (different surgical approaches have been tried to reduce the seroma incidence). In our study we evaluate the outcome of patients using or not the ultrasonic scalpel (Harmonic scalpel) according to a standardized surgical technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2011 to December 2015 120 patients underwent axillary dissection for breast cancer. Patients were divided in two groups: patients belonging to the first group underwent Harmonic scalpel dissection and patients belonging to the second group underwent classical dissection...
November 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
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