Prevalence of lymphedema in women with breast cancer 5 years after sentinel lymph node biopsy or axillary dissection: Objective measurements Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Lymphedema
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

abstract

  • When compared with SLNB/ALND, SLNB alone results in a significantly lower rate of lymphedema 5 years postoperatively. However, even after SLNB alone, there remains a clinically relevant risk of lymphedema. Higher body weight, infection, and injury are significant risk factors for developing lymphedema.

publication date

  • November 10, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2652091

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2008.16.3725

PubMed ID

  • 18838709

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 5213

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 26

number

  • 32