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RMJ. 2023; 48(2): 386-389

Role of flap fixation in reducing seroma formation in patients undergoing mrm in a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan

Urooj Abassi Sughra Parveen, Rukhsana Hamid, Bushra Kiran Naeem, Batool Zehra, Zakia Nehal.


Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of flap anchoring in preventing seroma formation in patients of breast carcinoma managed by modified radical mastectomy.
Methodology: This study was carried out at department of surgery, JPMC, Karachi from Ist November 2020 to Ist November 2021. A total of 95 patients were included in the study. Non-probability consecutive sampling was used. All patients underwent modified radical mastectomy and the flap fixation using absorbable sutures to reduce the dead space. Data were analysed by SPSS 21.
Results: The study included 95 patients with mean age of 59.76±4.34 years (range 30-65). 42(44.2%) patients had

Key words: Breast carcinoma, flap fixation, modified radical mastectomy.

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