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Rare case of post mastectomy surgical site haematoma due to axillary artery branch pseudoaneurysm
  1. Sneha Galande1,
  2. Gaurav Mishra2,
  3. Kayomarz Sohrab Sethna1 and
  4. Bhavesh Arun Popat3
  1. 1Department of General Surgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  2. 2General Surgery, SL Raheja Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  3. 3Vascular and Interventional Radiology, SL Raheja Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sneha Galande; snehagalande1020{at}


We present a case of surgical site haematoma developed in a female patient with breast cancer who had undergone modified radical mastectomy. On investigation, the underlying aetiology was detected to be axillary artery branch pseudoaneurysm. The patient was managed with the minimally invasive technique of angioembolisation with coils. A multidisciplinary approach resulted in an excellent outcome. The patient made good recovery without any residual impairment.

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast surgery

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  • Contributors GM and KSS have been the operating surgeons whereas SG has been involved in the perioperative care and intraoperative assistance of the patient. BAP has performed the vascular intervention procedure of angioembolisation. SG has prepared the manuscript draft with important intellectual input from KSS and GM. All authors approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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