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Axillary Dissection in 44 Breast Cancer Patients without Seroma Formation

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Author(s): Sedighe Tahmasebi | Armin Amirian | Abdolrasul Talei

Journal: Middle East Journal of Cancer
ISSN 2008-6709

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 65;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Seroma | Breast cancer | Axillary dissection | Triamcinolone

ABSTRACT
Background: Seroma formation is a common problem following axillary dissection. It is probably caused by a local inflammatory response. Local steroids may prevent this problem by inhibiting inflammatory response at the wound site.Methods: This randomized prospective study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of local triamcinolone injection on seroma formation following axillary dissection. In addition, other wound complications were recorded. A total of 44 women who underwent axillary dissection were randomized to receive either 40 mg intracavitary triamcinolone (Group T, n=22) or saline (Group C, n=22) on their first postoperativevisit. Drains were removed if 24-hour drainage was
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