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Breast. 2006 Jun;15(3):411-3. Epub 2005 Oct 28.

A case of axillary web syndrome with subcutaneous nodules following axillary surgery.

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Department of Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network and the University of Toronto, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2M9. michael.reedijk@uhn.on.ca

Abstract

Axillary web syndrome (AWS) is a cause of morbidity in the early postoperative period following axillary surgery, which is characterized by cords of subcutaneous tissue extending from the axilla into the medial arm. Few reports have been published describing this entity, which results in pain and a limitation of shoulder abduction. Here, we report a case of AWS that was accompanied with sub-cutaneous nodules mimicking recurrence of breast cancer.

PMID:
16257525
DOI:
10.1016/j.breast.2005.09.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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