Surgical management of metastatic inguinal lymphadenopathy: The term deep inguinal nodes should be abandoned

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7490.538-b (Published 03 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:538
  1. Simon C Gibson, senior house officer in general and vascular surgery (simoncgibson@hotmail.com),
  2. Stephen Kettlewell, specialist registrar in general and vascular surgery,
  3. Dominique S Byrne, consultant general and vascular surgeon,
  4. Alan J McKay, consultant general and vascular surgeon
  1. Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow G12 OYN

    EDITOR—Swan et al present an interesting review,1 but their technical recommendations are inconsistent with our experience of groin dissection over 20 years. Evidence for preferential use of straight oblique incisions is minimal.

    Tonouchi et al studied only 25 procedures, with eight S-shaped incisions and 17 “straight obliques.”2 The learning curve and …

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