Indian Journal of Urology
SYMPOSIUM
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 355--359

Groin reconstruction after inguinal block dissection


Ashish Kumar Gupta, Paul M Kingsly, Isaac Jacob Jeeth, Prema Dhanraj 
 Department of Plastic Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Paul M Kingsly
Department of Plastic Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamilnadu
India

Inguinal block dissection is a necessary component in the treatment of certain cancers. Cancer of the penis is not an uncommon malignancy in the Indian subcontinent and while no one questions the treatment of the primary lesion, the need to remove the inguinal lymph glands concurrently, remains a matter of great controversy. Never the less, the survival of patients with penile cancer depends solely on the presence or absence of metastasis to the inguinal lymph nodes. The hesitation in offering inguinal lymph node dissection in every case is significantly related to the morbidity of the procedure in an attempt to reduce these complications, skin flaps can be used to cover the groin. This article looks at various flaps that can be used in groin reconstruction.


How to cite this article:
Gupta AK, Kingsly PM, Jeeth IJ, Dhanraj P. Groin reconstruction after inguinal block dissection.Indian J Urol 2006;22:355-359


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Gupta AK, Kingsly PM, Jeeth IJ, Dhanraj P. Groin reconstruction after inguinal block dissection. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 Nov 23 ];22:355-359
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