Secondary scrotal lymphedema: A novel microsurgical approach

Sylvain Mukenge, Carlo Pulitanò, Renzo Colombo, Daniela Negrini, Gianfranco Ferla

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Secondary scrotal lymphedema is an infrequent complication of radical cystectomy assiociated with pelvic lymphadenectomy. We report a case of secondary lymphedema of male genitalia presenting more than 4 years after a radical cystectomy with extended pelvic lymphadenectomy for adenocarcinoma of the bladder. Microsurgical lymphovenous anastomoses are usually performed using only the scrotal lymphatics excluding the testicular lymphatics drainage. We have experimented a new microsurgical technique based on lymphovenous anastomosis between the collectors of the spermatic funiculus and the veins of the pampiniform plexus, allowing the testicular lymphatic drainage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-656
Number of pages2
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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