The Comparative Frequency of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema Determined by Bioimpedance Spectroscopy and Circumferential Measurements

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Borman P., Yaman A., Dogan L., Donmez A. A., KOYUNCU E. G., BALCAN A., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF BREAST HEALTH, vol.18, no.2, pp.148-154, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/ejbh.galenos.2022.2021-9-2
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.148-154
  • Keywords: Bioempedance spectroscopy, breast cancer, circumferential volume measurement, lymphedema, quality-of-life, Turkish, UPPER-LIMB LYMPHEDEMA, BIOELECTRICAL-IMPEDANCE, NODE DISSECTION, PREVENTION, DIAGNOSIS, VALIDITY, VOLUME, ARM
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The survival of patients with breast cancer has prolonged due to early diagnosis and modern methods of treatment and lymphedema has become the most important morbidity secondary to the treatment of the disease. Early detection and timely intervention have potential to reduce advanced breast cancer-related lymphedema. The aims of this study were to comparatively determine the frequency of subclinical/clinical lymphedema by using prospective monitoring with bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) and circumferential measurements in a group of patients who underwent breast cancer surgery.