Research Article| Volume 40, ISSUE 5, P485-487, September 1987

Use of an abdominal rotation flap for inguinal lymph node dissection

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      In order to reduce the incidence of skin edge necrosis following dissection of the inguinal lymph nodes, an abdominal rotation flap has been used to help with closure. This allows excision of the most vulnerable skin, and closure without tension. Our experience in 13 groin dissections is presented, with skin edge necrosis in one patient (7.6%). This is compared with previously reported series and the reasons for the precarious blood supply to the skin following groin dissection are discussed.


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