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Chirurgia 2022 October;35(5):262-5

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.21.05352-3

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Response of spine alignment to unilateral mastectomy in breast cancer female patients

Mahmoud ELSHAZLY 1 , Abdelrazak A. AHMED 2, Mohammed A. SARHAN 3

1 Department of Physical Therapy for Surgery, Faculty of Physical Therapy, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt; 2 Department of Physical Therapy for Neuromuscular Disorders and Surgery, Faculty of Physical Therapy, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt; 3 Department of Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Disorders, Faculty of Physical Therapy, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt



BACKGROUND: Breast cancer and spine misalignment and its complication represent two global problems. Few trials applied the relationship between the breast cancer surgical treatment (mastectomy) and the spinal misalignment. The aim of our study was to report the relationship between unilateral mastectomy and spinal alignment.
METHODS: Sixty female patients with breast cancer, with age 30-60 years old listed to unilateral mastectomy surgery. Patients’ spine was assessed by X-ray (Cobb angle) and scoliometer before surgery and after 6 months then after 1 year.
RESULTS: The scliometer and Cobb angle measurements increased significantly after 6 months and 1 year in comparison with before surgery (127.4%, 323.56%), (133.5%, 256%) respectively.
CONCLUSIONS: Unilateral mastectomy in breast cancer patients has negative effect on spinal alignment.


KEY WORDS: Mastectomy; Breast neoplasms; Spine

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