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Table 2

XRTa/taxol/HT mastectomy complications by patient

Complications (among 15 patients total)Incidence
None 
Delayed healing <2 weeks 
Delayed healing causing delay in adjuvant chemotherapy (<2 weeks) with infection requiring oral antibiotics and dehiscence ≤25% 
Delayed healing causing delay in adjuvant chemotherapy (<2 weeks) with infection requiring oral antibiotics and dehiscence >25% 
Dehiscence ≤25% 
Dehiscence >25% 
Multiple complications requiring hospital admission 
Delay in adjuvant chemotherapy >2 weeks  
Infection requiring iv antibiotics  
Dehiscence >25% requiring debridement in OR  
Planned split thickness skin graft at time of mastectomy with two areas of necrosis 2 × 3 cm, ∼80% “take” of graft 
Complications (among 15 patients total)Incidence
None 
Delayed healing <2 weeks 
Delayed healing causing delay in adjuvant chemotherapy (<2 weeks) with infection requiring oral antibiotics and dehiscence ≤25% 
Delayed healing causing delay in adjuvant chemotherapy (<2 weeks) with infection requiring oral antibiotics and dehiscence >25% 
Dehiscence ≤25% 
Dehiscence >25% 
Multiple complications requiring hospital admission 
Delay in adjuvant chemotherapy >2 weeks  
Infection requiring iv antibiotics  
Dehiscence >25% requiring debridement in OR  
Planned split thickness skin graft at time of mastectomy with two areas of necrosis 2 × 3 cm, ∼80% “take” of graft 
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XRT, x-ray therapy; HT, hyperthermia.

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