Gland Surg 2021 Apr;10(4):1447-1459
Department of Breast Disease, Henan Breast Cancer Center, The affiliated Cancer Hospital of Zhengzhou University & Henan Cancer Hospital, Zhengzhou, China.
Background: Here, we carried out an extensive meta-analysis to investigate the effectiveness of the use of axillary reverse mapping (ARM) during axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in preventing breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL).
Methods: Database searches to identify relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were performed of MEDLINE (PubMed), Web of Science, Embase, and the Cochrane Library. Eligible articles with a publication date from database establishment to December 2020 were retrieved by combining keywords including: "breast cancer", "breast carcinoma", "breast neoplasm", "axillary reverse mapping", "axillary lymph node dissection", "lymphatic arm drainage", and "lymphedema". Read More