Following mastectomy and lymph node removal for breast cancer I have developed a seroma.

This has been drained every 2 weeks for 4 months 550-600 cc fluid removed. I have had physiotherapy but no change or reduction in fluid noted. I had radiotherapy 25 years ago following previous breast cancer. What action would be suggested.

Doctor Answers 1

Seroma management

It sounds like you should have an ultrasound drain placed to allow the tissue a chance to stick down to heal. It's easy and safe. Repeated aspirations are possible too, but may prolong the time to complete healing. Also, have your doctors ruled out hidden infection? 

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