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Table 2 Distribution of information related to the tumor and treatment of breast cancer of 97 women according to the presence and absence of AWS (cords)-Cancer Hospital of Pernambuco – December 2011-July 2012

From: Frequency and associated factors of axillary web syndrome in women who had undergone breast cancer surgery: a transversal and retrospective study

Variables related to the tumor and treatment AWS (cords) Total (n=97) P Value
Present (n=28) Absent (n=69)
n % n % n %
Mamary lateralization        0.701
Right 13 46.43 35 50.72 48 49.49  
Left 15 53.57 34 49.28 49 50.51  
Clinical stage of the breast cancer at the time of diagnosis        0.910
Initial 19 67.86 46 66.67 65 67.01  
Advanced 9 32.14 23 33.33 32 32.99  
Type of surgery        0.856
Modificed radical mastectomy 20 71.43 49 71.01 69 71.13  
Quadrantectomy with axillary dissection 5 17.86 9 13.04 14 14.43  
Mastectomy with examination of SLN 3 10.71 6 8.70 9 9.28  
Quadrantectomy with examination of SLN - - 5 7.25 5 5.16  
Non-surgerical therapy        0.791
Not started 15 53.57 39 56.52 54 55.67  
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy 8 28.57 13 18.84 21 21.65  
Adjuvant chemotherapy 5 17.86 17 24.64 21 21.68  
Adjuvant radiotherapy 3 11.1 9 13.0 12 12.5  
  1. Legend: * - For the variables were considered, exclusively, the examination of the sentinal lymph node and axillary dissection.
  2. P Value calculated by: * Fisher exact test; - chi-squared test.
  3. - Chi-squared test comparing modified mastectomy to quandrantectomy with axillary dissection.
  4. - Percentages calculated based on the total number of patients of each group, as the same patient may undergo more than one treatment.