Linfedema secondario al trattamento del cancro mammario: possibilità di prevenzione diagnostica e terapeutica

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C. CAMPISI, F. BOCCARDO, A. ZILLI, A. MACCIO, F. NAPOLI, W. FERREIRA AZEVEDO JR.
Con la collaborazione di: E. FULCHERI, G.TADDEI

Ann. Ital. Chir., LXXIII, 5, 2002

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We performed a prospective randomized study upon 50 patients who had undergone a breast cancer treatment, considering particularly the possibility of appearance of arm secondary lymphedema. The patients were divided in two groups of 25 patients each. In the 1st group, we performed only a clinical follow-up, whilst in the 2nd one, we used also lymphoscintigraphy. The aim of the study was to compare the incidence of arm secondary lymphedema in the two groups, and relate the data with those of the international literature, in order to identify diagnostic proceduresindicative of the risk of development of lymphedema and find proper therapeutic preventive measures. It is certainty complex to foresee the appearance of arm lymphedema due to breast cancer treatment. No specific preventive therapeutic methods based upon particular diagnostic investigations were ever reported. Patients had undergone surgery and radiation for breast cancer in the period between April 1992 and June 1994, and controlled at over 5 years after operation. Upper limb lymphoscintigraphy was performed only in one of the two groups of 25 patients, before operation and, furthermore, after 1-3-6 months and 1-3 years from the treatment.

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