Influence of some anthropometric parameters on the risk of development of distal complications after mastectomy carried out because of breast carcinoma
Article first published online: 14 APR 2003
Copyright © 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Human Biology
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 433–439, May/June 2003
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Kopanski, Z., Wojewoda, T., Wojewoda, A., Schlegel-Zawadzka, M., Wozniacka, R., Suder, A. and Kosciuk, T. (2003), Influence of some anthropometric parameters on the risk of development of distal complications after mastectomy carried out because of breast carcinoma. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 15: 433–439. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.10158
- Issue published online: 14 APR 2003
- Article first published online: 14 APR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 DEC 2002
- Manuscript Revised: 25 NOV 2002
- Manuscript Received: 10 JAN 2002
The analysis included 46 women after radical breast amputation because of cancer with which lymphoedema occurred in the upper limb, as well as 51 women in whom no lymphoedema occurred during the period of the observation. Both groups were subjected to a comparative analysis as for height, body mass, and weight–height indexes: BMI, Quetelet, Rohrer, and Pignet–Verwaeck. The results show that women with high body mass, obesity (BMI > 30.0), and high values of the Quetelet (>370), Rohrer (>1.59), and Pignet–Verwaeck (>93.1) indexes are threatened to a significant degree with lymphoedema of the upper limbs after cancer-related mastectomy. On the other hand, slim body build and low index values appear to be a factor protecting from the occurrence of lymphoedema of the upper limb. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 15:433–439, 2003. © 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.