OPEN Research Support

Anne Kristine Larsen
Department of Plastic Surgery, Odense University Hospital

Projekt styring
Projekt status    Sampling ongoing
Data indsamlingsdatoer
Start 01.01.2016  
Slut 01.07.2018  

What effect does Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy after Mastectomy have on the formation of Seroma compared to conventional wound dressing?

Short summary

Investigating whether the Incisional Negative Pressure Wound therapy have an effect on seroma formation among women having a mastectomy because of breast cancer. We compare a conventional dressing with the Negative Pressure dressing. We compare the seroma formation between the groups. Secondly we investigate whether there is a difference in postoperative complications.


It is a fact that most women develop seroma after mastectomy, different dressings and techniques have been tried to minimize the amount of seroma. Negative Pressure dressings have shown good results in other patient categories minimizing the postoperative seroma formation. We want to investigate whether the Negative Pressure dressing can be used among these women having a mastectomy because of breast cancer.

Description of the cohort

Women, operated in Odense University hospital, having a mastectomy and either a sentinel node biopsy or a axillary dissection. They are treated for breast cancer.

Data and biological material

We register the amount of seroma and the basic patient informations such as age, BMI, comorbidities.