Axillary web syndrome: Symptoms and treatment
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Axillary web syndrome is a side effect that can develop after the removal of lymph nodes located under the armpits.The condition involves the development of scarring or connected tissue under the arm.Axillary web syndrome most commonly occurs because of breast cancer surgery. Diagnosis often follows after a woman notices the web or cord-like scar tissue under her arm. It may also be found during a follow-up exam after surgery.xillary web syndrome is also called cording because the tissue that is visible under the skin resembles cord or rope.Symptoms of axillary web syndrome can vary in severity and may include: Scar tissue, Pain and Decreased range of motion.Depending on the extent of the scar tissue, treatment may only decrease tightness on one part of the cording. For example, if scar tissue runs from under the armpit to the wrist, treatment may improve the tissue under the arm, but the area near the elbow may still feel tight.Treatment may include :Guided stretches, Massage and Laser therapy...

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