Table 1

Symptoms and presence of AWS in the arm ispilateral to the surgery, Brazil, 2010
Variables % P
Presence of seroma No 25.0 <0.001
Yes 75.0
Heat Sensation in the scar No 73.2 0.05
Yes 26.8
Pain in the scar No 48.2 0.013
Yes 51.8
Heat sensation in the upper limb No 63.4 0.015
Yes 36.6
Pain in any part of the upper limb No 27.7 <0.001
Yes 72.3
Burning sensation in any part of the upper limb No 69.6 0.012
Yes 30.4
Episode of redness in any part of the upper limb No 66.1 <0.01
Yes 33.9
Presence of lymphatic cord - AWS, anywhere in the upper limb No 35.7 <0.01
Yes 63.4

Variables related to variables for women, such as symptoms and presence of AWS in the arm ispilateral to the surgery in the postoperative period, associated with lymphedema following surgical treatment for breast cancer, Juiz de Fora (MG), Brazil, 2010.

Paiva et al.

Paiva et al. BMC Women's Health 2013 13:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-13-6

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