AXILLARY WEB SYNDROME, THE LOST CORD, AND LINGERING QUESTIONS
- Michael Bernas
Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS),sometimes also referred to as cording lymphedema, is an unfortunate and frustrating complication that can follow operation and specifically axillary lymphadenectomy for the treatment of breast cancer. Although most lymphologists are familiar with AWS, the mechanism(s) of its origin and development are largely unknown, there is disagreement about what the cords are composed of, and worldwide treatments vary widely. In this issue, the two lead articles focus on imaging the cords and offer insights into their composition.
Keywords: Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS), imaging, treatment
How to Cite:
Bernas, M., (2014) “AXILLARY WEB SYNDROME, THE LOST CORD, AND LINGERING QUESTIONS”, Lymphology 47(4), 153-155.