Surgical management of metastatic inguinal lymphadenopathy: Authors' reply

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7490.539-a (Published 03 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:539
  1. Marc C Swan, Royal College of Surgeons of England surgical research fellow (marc.swan@surgery.oxford.ac.uk),
  2. Dominic Furniss, clinical research fellow,
  3. Oliver C S Cassell, consultant surgeon
  1. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE

    EDITOR—Gibson et al's experience of groin dissection compares favourably with the published data. Our preference for an oblique incision is based on an understanding of the blood supply to the groin; the vascular branches lie parallel to the natural skin creases within Camper's fascia, thus an oblique incision minimises their disruption.1

    Furthermore, we find that access to the femoral triangle is straightforward by using the oblique incision. We perform a …

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