The effect of groin treatment modality and sequence on clinically significant chronic lymphedema in patients with vulvar carcinoma

Jessica Berger, Eirwen Scott, Paniti Sukumvanich, Ashlee Smith, Alexander Olawaiye, John Comerci, Joseph L. Kelley, Sushil Beriwal, Marilyn Huang

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Abstract

Objective: Chronic lymphedema (CL) after inguinal lymph node dissection (ILND) or radiotherapy (RT) is a significant problem for vulvar cancer survivors. The treatment modality or combination of therapies that poses the greatest risk is not known. The objective of this study was to describe rates of clinically significant CL conferred by different groin treatment modalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Lymphadenectomy
  • Lymphedema
  • Radiotherapy
  • Vulvar carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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