No effect of steroids on seroma formation after mastectomy

Mette Okholm, Christen Kirk Axelsson

16 Citations (Scopus)


Seroma formation is a common problem after breast surgery. Studies indicate that seroma formation is a result of the postoperative inflammatory process. Glucocorticoid inhibits the inflammatory response.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDanish Medical Bulletin (Online)
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)A4241
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
  • C-Reactive Protein
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inflammation
  • Interleukin-6
  • Mastectomy
  • Methylprednisolone Hemisuccinate
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Factors
  • Seroma


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