Lymphedema in the postmastectomy patient

Pathophysiology, prevention, and management

Amy E. Rivere, Vicki Klimberg

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Abstract

Lymphedema is the most dreaded complication of breast cancer surgery. It may result in functional, esthetic, and psychological problems, thereby affecting the quality of life of the breast cancer patient. It also predisposes patients to development of infections, decreased functional ability and range of motion, and potential development of malignant lymphangiosarcoma (Stewart-Treves syndrome). It adversely affects quality of life, job performance and health care costs. This chapter covers anatomy, pathophysiology, risk factors and incidence, measurement techniques, conservative management, prevention, and operative techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Breast
Subtitle of host publicationComprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages514-530.e4
ISBN (Print)9780323359559
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 24 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Lymphangiosarcoma
Quality of Life
Breast Neoplasms
Aptitude
Lymphedema
Articular Range of Motion
Esthetics
Health Care Costs
Anatomy
Psychology
Incidence
Infection
Breast Cancer Lymphedema
Stewart Treves syndrome
Work Performance
Conservative Treatment

Keywords

  • Axillary reverse mapping
  • Bioimpedance
  • Lymph node transfer
  • Lymphedema
  • Lymphovenous anastomoses
  • Sentinel lymph node

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Rivere, A. E., & Klimberg, V. (2017). Lymphedema in the postmastectomy patient: Pathophysiology, prevention, and management. In The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases (pp. 514-530.e4). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-35955-9.00036-2

Lymphedema in the postmastectomy patient : Pathophysiology, prevention, and management. / Rivere, Amy E.; Klimberg, Vicki.

The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases. Elsevier Inc., 2017. p. 514-530.e4.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Rivere, AE & Klimberg, V 2017, Lymphedema in the postmastectomy patient: Pathophysiology, prevention, and management. in The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases. Elsevier Inc., pp. 514-530.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-35955-9.00036-2
Rivere AE, Klimberg V. Lymphedema in the postmastectomy patient: Pathophysiology, prevention, and management. In The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases. Elsevier Inc. 2017. p. 514-530.e4 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-35955-9.00036-2
Rivere, Amy E. ; Klimberg, Vicki. / Lymphedema in the postmastectomy patient : Pathophysiology, prevention, and management. The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases. Elsevier Inc., 2017. pp. 514-530.e4
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