[Prevention of lymphoceles and gynaecologic cancers]

Gynecol Obstet Fertil. 2011 Dec;39(12):698-703. doi: 10.1016/j.gyobfe.2011.10.005. Epub 2011 Nov 21.
[Article in French]


Lymphoceles are the most frequent complications following systematic lymphadenectomy in gynaecologic cancers. Some of them may have clinical significance with high morbidity. Through a review of literature, we describe surgical methods (way of surgery, lymphadenectomy type, sentinel lymph node, peritonization, drainages, lymphostasis, surgical patch) and medical methods (somatostatin analogs and nutrition treatment) which could prevent lymphoceles formation after pelvic and lumboaortic lymphadenectomy.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Genital Neoplasms, Female / surgery
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Humans
  • Lymph Node Excision / adverse effects*
  • Lymph Node Excision / methods
  • Lymphocele / etiology*
  • Lymphocele / prevention & control*