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J Urol. 1991 Aug;146(2):330-2.

Analyses of 200 lymphadenectomies in patients with penile carcinoma.

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  • 1Department of Urology, Instituto Nacional de Cancer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


From 1972 to 1987, 200 consecutive lymphadenectomies were performed in 112 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis. A Gibson incision provided exposure of the iliac and inguinal lymph nodes with a low morbidity rate (5% flap necrosis, 15% wound infection, 16% lymphedema and 9% lymphocele). The controversy surrounding the necessity of iliac lymphadenectomy is discussed, since 305 iliac lymph nodes examined did not have metastatic invasion.

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