What are the potential complications of partial breast irradiation (PBI) in the treatment of breast cancer?

Updated: Dec 27, 2019
  • Author: Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: John V Kiluk, MD, FACS  more...
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Potential complications of PBI are catheter placement followed by removal secondary to any of the following:

  • Inadequate skin spacing
  • Infection
  • Seroma
  • Fibrosis
  • Chronic pain
  • Disease recurrence

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