Immediate reconstruction may lower lymphedema risk

02/5/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

Nine percent of patients who had immediate post-mastectomy breast reconstruction using a flap method subsequently developed lymphedema, compared with 19% of mastectomy patients who did not have immediate reconstruction, a study of 712 South Korean women found. The healthy tissue used in reconstruction might encourage the healing of lymphatic tissue, and patients who have reconstruction might be more likely to undertake exercises that prevent lymphedema, researchers said. The study was published in the journal The Breast.

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