surgical treatment of a persistent seroma

Hi, I’m hoping someone in BCC land can help. I have had a large (200mls+) seroma for over a year. It has been drained many times and the surgeon is not talking about needing to intervene surgically to clear out the space and hopefully to fix this inconveinience. Has anyone had this done and if so did it deal with the seroma formation. I have had neoadjuvant chemo followed by mastectomy and then radiotherapy. I know that the rxt can damage tissue and cause problems with healing. Are there any other options? Thanks




Hi SuzyEB,

Thank you for your post and I am sure some of our users will be along to share their experiences and show their support soon. 

In the meantime you can always post your question on our Ask the Nurse board or call our helpline on 0808 800 6000, who will be able to talk you through any questions you have about seroma and offer a friendly ear. The opening hours are below:

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Best wishes,