ASSOCIATION BETWEEN HYPERTENSION AND SEROMA FORMATION IN PATIENTS AFTER MODIFIED RADICAL MASTECTOMY FOR CARCINOMA BREAST
Objective: To determine the association between hypertension and seroma formation in patients after modified radical
mastectomy for carcinoma breast.
Results: In this study mean age was 53 years with standard deviation ± 2.63. In seroma formation group the drainage
volume was 50-275 ml while in non seroma group the drainage volume was 25-200 ml. In seroma formation group
n=31(51%) patients were hypertensive while in non seroma group n=8(13%) patients were hypertensive.
Conlcusion: Although the pathogenesis of seroma remains controversial, such risk factors as age, nutritional status,
drainage volume on POD3 and TTV30 should be considered for prediction and prevention of seroma formation in
Chinese breast cancer patients.
Key Words: Breast cancer, Modified radical mastectomy,seroma, hypertension