Post mastectomy seroma

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right mastectomy for carcinoma 9 months ago. Completed chemotherapy 2 months ago. Complaining of discharge at scar site for 2-3 months.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Single, anechoic, compressible, well-defined, thin walled collection is noted deep to scar.

No vascularity / calcification / nodules are noted in wall. No erosion of ribs noted deep to collection. No local solid mass lesion is noted. No other collection is noted. There is no evidence of any axillary adenopathy. 

Case Discussion

Findings favour seroma, which are common after breast surgery. 

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Case information

rID: 24933
Published: 21st Sep 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Breast
Tag: seroma
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