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Groin Surgery: Approach to Inguinal Lymph nodes
Inguinal lymphadenectomy in:
- Penile cancer
- Cancer of the distal urethra
Preoperative Patient Preparation
- Patient positioning: supine position with slight abduction of the hip and flexion of the knee
- General or spinal anesthesia
- Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis
Surgical Technique: Inguinal Approach
- Skin incision 3 cm below and parallel to the inguinal ligament, see fig. groin surgery
- Straight dissection of the subcutaneous tissue through the fascia of scarpa to the fascia lata. The skin should be dissected together with the subcutaneous tissue to preserve the supplying vessels.
- Identification and isolation of the great saphenous vein and superficial veins near the fossa ovalis (superficial epigastric, superficial iliac circumflex, and superficial external pudendal veins).
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Deutsche Version: Operativer Zugang zu den inguinalen Lymphknoten