Seroma post mastectomy

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Recent right mastectomy for breast carcinoma. Now palpable mass lesion.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female

Ultrasound of the palpable mass shows a 9 x 8 cm seroma containing hematoma. The haematoma was semi-mobile within the transonic fluid of the seroma on ultrasound. 

Case Discussion

Over the next 6 months the hematoma retracted slightly. The seroma was aspirated under ultrasound guidance.

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Case information

rID: 19711
Published: 5th Oct 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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