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Chest lymphedema after breast cancer treatment.

Lymphedema
Author
Jose Maria Pereira et al.
Used Parameters : ECW/TBW

Publication Year : 2012

Country : Brazil

Journal : Journal of Phebology and Lymphology

One of the main complications in the treatment of breast cancer is lymphedema. The tests are more specific for the diagnosis of lymphedema in the extremities, though the lymphatic drainage of the chest is also compromised and in need. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the prevalence of chest edema in patients who had been submitted to breast cancer treatment. The prevalence of chest edema in 35 women being treated for arm lymphedema due to breast cancer treatment was evaluated in a retrospective randomized …
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