Long-term complications associated with breast-conservation surgery and radiotherapy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Lymphedema
  • Mastectomy, Segmental
  • Postoperative Complications

abstract

  • Breast-conservation surgery plus radiotherapy was associated with grade 2 or higher complications in only 9.9% of patients. Half of these complications were attributable to axillary dissection, it is hoped that lower complication rates can be achieved with sentinel lymph node biopsy. Breast-conservation surgery and radiotherapy is associated with grade 2 or greater complications in only 9.9% of patients. Nearly half of these complications are attributable to axillary dissection.

publication date

  • July 25, 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/aso.2002.9.6.543

PubMed ID

  • 12095969

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 543

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 9

number

  • 6