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"Phantom" Sensations Reported By One-Third Of Mastectomy Patients

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October 20, 2000
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American Society Of Anesthesiologists
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Some women experience "phantom" pain and other sensations after a mastectomy as if the breast had never been removed. Similar to feelings experienced by some leg or arm amputees, these sensations can persist for months. Research reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists indicates that phantom breast pain (PBP) and phantom breast sensations (PBS) occur in about a third of mastectomy patients.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Some women experience "phantom" pain and other sensations after a mastectomy as if the breast had never been removed. Similar to feelings experienced by some leg or arm amputees, these sensations can persist for months.


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American Society Of Anesthesiologists. ""Phantom" Sensations Reported By One-Third Of Mastectomy Patients." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 October 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001018221623.htm>.
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American Society Of Anesthesiologists. ""Phantom" Sensations Reported By One-Third Of Mastectomy Patients." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001018221623.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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