Morbidity of prophylactic inguinal lymphadenectomy with saphenous vein preservation for squamous cell penile carcinoma.

@article{Milathianakis2005MorbidityOP,
  title={Morbidity of prophylactic inguinal lymphadenectomy with saphenous vein preservation for squamous cell penile carcinoma.},
  author={Constantine N Milathianakis and John Bogdanos and Dimitrios K Karamanolakis},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={776-8}
}
BACKGROUND Inguinal lymphadenectomy has an essential role in the cure of patients with inguinal metastasis from penile cancer; however, this procedure is associated with a significant morbidity. In recent years, modified lymphadenectomy with saphenous vein preservation has been postulated to reduce morbidity. Herein, we present our recent experience with prophylactic inguinal lymhadenectomy and saphenous vein preservation in patients with invasive penile carcinoma and non-palpable inguinal… CONTINUE READING

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