Comparison of lymphedema following incontinuity and discontinuity groin dissection.

@article{Papachristou1977ComparisonOL,
  title={Comparison of lymphedema following incontinuity and discontinuity groin dissection.},
  author={D N Papachristou and Joseph G. Fortner},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1977},
  volume={185 1},
  pages={13-6}
}
Wide excision of primary malignant melanoma en bloc with regional lymphadenectomy decreases the incidence of regional recurrence as compared with a discontinuous dissection. The more extensive soft tissue defect of the incontinuity procedure is of concern since major lymphatics are often ablated from the ankle region up to the aortic bifurcation. This problem was studied in 81 currently living patients, all of whom had been operated upon for primary melanoma located below the distal thigh… CONTINUE READING