Effect of Early vs Late Drainage Removal in Women After Radical Mastectomy With Axillary Clearance
Breast Cancer
Conditions: Keywords
Breast cancer, Axillary clearance, lymphorrhoea
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Name: Early drainage removal Type: Procedure
Name: Late drainage removal Type: Procedure
Overall Status
The aim of the study is to assess whether early drainage removal in patients with less than 150ml of lymph in postoperative day 1 can reduce total lymphorrhoea
Detailed Description
Patients with early drainage removal will be compared with patients in whom drainage will be kept until daily lymphorrhoea is 30ml
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 75 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Stage IIA and IIB breast cancer treated with radical mastectomy

- Obtaining informed consent

- Total amount of lymph in postoperative day 1 <150ml

Exclusion Criteria:

- Stage I, III-IV breast cancer

- History of benign breast neoplasm or malignant disease of any origin

- Any breast surgery in the past

- Weight <50kg
Medical University of Gdansk, Department of Surgical Oncology
Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Jacek Zielinsk, MD, PhD - 660 123 402 - jaziel@gumed.edu.pl
Start Date
October 2010
Completion Date
May 2014
Medical University of Gdansk
Medical University of Gdansk
Record processing date
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