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[Leg swelling following inguinal and ilioinguinal dissection of melanoma metastases].

Authors
  • Pratsch, A L
  • Kretschmer, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zentralblatt für Chirurgie
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2014
Volume
139 Suppl 2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1283796
PMID: 22511022
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Our results suggest that the iliac part of an ilioinguinal lymph node dissection significantly contributes to lymphoedema. Because of the multitude of reasons for swellings of the lower leg, volumetry of the thigh seems to be most adequate for quantifying the amount of postoperative lymphoedema.

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