Sindrome doloroso post mastectomía: incidencia y características en una población Bogotana: Hospital Universitario Mayor Méderi 2018-2019 Thesis

short description

  • Postgraduate thesis

Thesis author

  • Llinás Sarmiento, Federico Alexander
  • Martínez Gil, Luisa Fernanda
  • Ricardo López, Diana Lorena

external tutor

  • Daza Vergara, José Alejandro
  • De la Peña, Jairo
  • Guauque Marcelo, Christian Vladimir
  • Rubiano, Wilson


  • Backround: Breast cancer has become the first cause of cancer in women in our country, with a two-year survival of 79.6% after treatment, and one of the main consequences has been persistent postoperative pain, called postmastectomy pain syndrome (SPDM); it has been reported an incidence of 25-60% worldwide, and 55.3% in Colombia. The present study aims to calculate the incidence and evaluate associated factors of women with painful post-mastectomy syndrome that has been taken to breast cancer surgery at the University Hospital Mayor-Mederi in the period between september 2018 and march 2019. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed, in which the totality of patients taken to an oncological surgery for breast cancer were included, at the Mederi University Hospital in Bogotá, and were evaluated for the presence of SDPM. Results: 26 patients met inclusion criteria during the study period were identified, the incidence of SDPM was 27%. The associated characteristics were normal body mass index and age> 60 years, radical mastectomy with axillary emptying and adjuvant with Taxanes, Doxorubicin and Cyclophosphamide or hormone therapy with Tamoxifen Discussion: The incidence of pain is similar to that reported in other studies in the region and the risk factors are not extrapolated to the population of our country, but it is striking that despite being importantly associated with radiotherapy, overweight and younger, these conditions were no statistically different for our population.

publication date

  • February 7, 2020 12:44 PM


  • Breast malignancies
  • Incidence
  • Postoperative pain
  • Risk factors

Document Id

  • 5c0bf4b1-724e-44dd-a1c5-3feb6f26c601