[Mastectomy complications: upper limb lymphedema]

Acta Med Port. 2007 Jul-Aug;20(4):335-40. Epub 2007 Nov 15.
[Article in Portuguese]


Upper limb lymphedema is the most frequent complication of mastectomy. The efficacy of therapeutic modalities is crucial concerning the high prevalence and severity of some of its consequences. The authors make a revision of literature about epidemiology, clinic, diagnosis and treatment of this pathology.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Drainage / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymph Node Excision / adverse effects
  • Lymphedema / classification
  • Lymphedema / etiology*
  • Lymphedema / therapy
  • Mastectomy / adverse effects*
  • Risk Factors
  • Upper Extremity