Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Breast J. 2017 May;23(3):338-343. doi: 10.1111/tbj.12739. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

The Post-mastectomy Pain Syndrome-A Systematic Review of the Treatment Modalities.

Author information

1
Department of Plastic Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.

Abstract

Post-mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is a chronic neuropathic pain condition, affecting many women who have undergone breast cancer surgery. The development of PMPS is complex and the treatment options are limited. In this systematic review, we have analyzed the existing treatment modalities of PMPS. Six studies on five treatments were carefully selected, critically evaluated, and presented. The treatments were: antidepressants, anti-epileptics, topical capsaicin, and autologous fat grafting. Four of these treatments had a significant effect on PMPS. However, most of the studies had several flaws and therefore larger studies of high quality should be performed in the future.

KEYWORDS:

breast cancer; mastectomy; pain; treatment

PMID:
28133848
DOI:
10.1111/tbj.12739
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wiley
Loading ...
Support Center