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Five patients who developed seromas following mastectomy with lymph node dissection were treated with aspiration of the seromas and instillation of a sclerosant solution containing tetracycline. All seromas resolved promptly without infection, flap necrosis, or recurrence. The technique is recommended for treatment of this postoperative complication.
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Accepted: June 16, 1982
© 1983 Published by Elsevier Inc.