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Seroma following lumpectomy (surgical excision of a malignant tumour) an 81 year old breast cancer patient. A seroma is a swelling due to accumulation of fluid, and can sometimes occur after surgery. Fluid leaks out of damaged blood vessels, and inflammation can also contribute. Here, the swelling can been seen in the armpit and under the site of the incision. It is sometimes treated by draining the fluid.
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