Femoral Hernia Following Inguinal Lymphadenectomy: A Rare Complication

  • Paramesh ShivannaEmail author
  • Mukur Dipi Ray
Case Report


Inguinal lymph node dissection is a common procedure performed as part of nodal staging for malignancies of external genitalia and skin below umbilicus. Inguinal lymphadenectomy alone or combined with iliac lymphadenectomy is associated with increased frequency of complications, up to 80%, often requiring prolonged hospitalization. The common complications include wound infection, seroma, lymphorrhea and lymphedema. We encountered an unusual case of femoral hernia following inguinal lymphadenectomy, a complication very rarely reported in the literature.

Case Report

A 52-year-old postmenopausal lady presented with progressively increasing, painful, ulcerative lesion involving the vulva. On clinical examination, there was a 3 × 4 cm ulcer, involving and limited to right labia majora. She had no palpable inguinal nodes. Biopsy of the lesion showed vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN grade III) with small focus of suspicious superficial invasion. With a clinical diagnosis of...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Surgical OncologyAIIMS, New DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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