05 Oct 2022
30 Sep 2022
Postmastectomy pain syndrome can arise after any type of breast surgery, including mastectomy and reconstruction, whether radical or modified. However, as compared to less invasive treatments, rates appear to be highest after complex operations (e.g., sentinel lymph node dissection). The focus of this research is to determine the prevalence and risk factors for pain syndromes in breast cancer patients who have had surgical therapy. A retrospective study was conducted in the Al-Jumhory Teaching hospitals in the City of Mosul between the 15th of October 2019 and the 30th of December, 2020 of all partial or complete mastectomies with or without axillary lymph node dissection. The presence of pain between the humerus bone was determined by the presence of one or two complications of neuralgia or swelling from breast pain, which the patient expresses as an uncomfortable sensation such as tingling, burning, or twisting. SPSS 22.0 was used to analyze the data.