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Risk factors associated with breast lymphedema.

Authors
  • Boughey, Judy C1
  • Hoskin, Tanya L
  • Cheville, Andrea L
  • Miller, Joyce
  • Loprinzi, Margie D
  • Thomsen, Kristine M
  • Maloney, Shaun
  • Baddour, Larry M
  • Degnim, Amy C
  • 1 Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Surgical Oncology
Publisher
Springer - Society of Surgical Oncology
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2014
Volume
21
Issue
4
Pages
1202–1208
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1245/s10434-013-3408-5
PMID: 24337542
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Risk of BLE is primarily related to performance of any axillary surgery but not the extent of axillary surgery or number of lymph nodes removed. Other factors associated with BLE were increased body mass index, incision location, and prior surgical excisional biopsy.

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