Millimeters/Centimenters to Measure

Why and How Post-Mastectomy Edema should be Quantified in Patients with Breast Cancer

Christophe Galland Saint Antoine Faculty (Paris), Paris VI University, Tenon Hospital, Paris, France

Jean François Auvert Saint Antoine Faculty (Paris), Paris VI University, Tenon Hospital, Paris, France

Antoine Flahault Saint Antoine Faculty (Paris), Paris VI University, Tenon Hospital, Paris, France

Michel Vayssairat Saint Antoine Faculty (Paris), Paris VI University, Tenon Hospital, Paris, France; Tel.: +33-1-56017974; Fax: +33-1-56017975; E-mail: michel.vayssairat@tnn.ap-hop-paris.fr

Abstract

In the present study, we advocate quantifying post-mastectomy edema in patients with breast cancer in millilitres and not in centimetre, contrarily to the usual routine practice.

The water displacement and perimetric quantification methods exhibited both excellent reproducibility with an intraclass correlation coefficient > 0.99 and an accuracy coefficient.

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 75 (1): 87-89, September 2002 Copyright © 2002 Kluwer Academic Publishers All rights reserved

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