International Medical Journal, Vol. 23., Iss. 1, 2017, P. 34−38.
APPLICATION OF ELECTROSURGICAL WELDING TECHNOLOGIES TO PREVENTION OF POSTMASTECTOMY LYMPHORRHEA
Kharkiv National Medical University
V. T. Zaitsev Institute of General and Urgent Surgery, Ukraine
Lymphorrhea follows 100 % of radical mastectomy cases. The purpose of the study was to improve the results of surgical treatment of patients with breast cancer by preventing development of postmastectomy lymphorrhea and its unfavorable course. Comparative analysis of the results of treatment of patients with breast cancer who underwent radical surgery using the classical technique was done. In the patients who were performed electro−technology, it was possible to reduce the period of the last drainage, the term of parenteral analgesic therapy, to reduce the frequency of partial failure of post−operative wounds, to avoid postoperative wound suppuration, to decrease the incidence of seroma formation, and in case of post−operative complications they were eliminated using conservative methods.
Key words: breast cancer, mastectomy, lymphorrhea, electrosurgical welding technologies.