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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 135-137

Physiotherapy for simple mastectomy following phyllodes tumor: A case report

Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiotherapy, MGM Institute of Physiotherapy, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Zoha Badiuzzama Alvi
MGM Institute of Physiotherapy, N-6, Cidco, Aurangabad - 431 003, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jmgims.jmgims_55_21

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Phyllodes tumors are relatively rare breast tumors. Management of these tumors with surgical resection may cause postoperative complications. The purpose of this case study was to define the role of early postoperative physiotherapy in a patient with phyllodes tumor of the breast following simple mastectomy. A 50-year-old woman was brought to the outpatient department following a 1-year history of the lump in the right breast, worsening gradually in the preceding 2 months, and subsequently diagnosed to be a phyllodes tumor. She was treated with simple mastectomy followed by a drain insertion. Postoperatively, she presented with reduced chest expansion and functional mobility and postural impairments. Treatment protocol was set and follow-up was made on the 8th postoperative day. We conclude that early physiotherapy intervention can help in improving the functional mobility and preventing further postoperative complications.

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