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Venturing Out on a Limb: Axillary Web Syndrome

  Axillary web syndrome is a poorly understood cause of morbidity after lymph node surgery characterized by visible or palpable cords in the involved axilla extending down into the medial arm and forearm, often accompanied by a sensation of tightness, limitation of movement, and pain. Axillary web syndrome was first described in 2001 as a […]

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Do You Need One More Reason to Quit Smoking?

Smoking Cessation Reduces Postoperative Complications: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Smoking cessation before any type of surgery reduced risks of complications, including wound healing and pulmonary complications. Longer periods of cessation prior to surgery had a significantly larger reduction in complications. Abstract Objective We aimed to review randomized trials and observational evidence to establish the […]

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