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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.

Abstract

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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1830347
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