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Chronic Seroma Of The Right Breast

Posted On: December 12, 2014 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast topics, Uncategorized

Seroma is an accumulation of fluid in a tissue or organ that can occur after surgery, or sometimes after an injury such as blunt trauma. The fluid, called serum, leaks out of nearby damaged blood and lymphatic vessels. Cells are typically present in the fluid, which is normally clear.

This patient had significant swelling of the right breast and the video shows the evacuation of the fluid. This is an example of a Chronic seroma and surgical drain tubes will be required.  Once the drainage becomes minimal, they will be removed.

Patients who develop seroma should immediately see a board certified plastic surgeon for treatment.