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Table 1 Overview of treated patients

From: Ligation of lymph vessels for the treatment of recurrent inguinal lymphoceles following lymphadenectomy

Patient number Gender Age at surgery Cause Days until ligation Side Number of lymph vessels ligated Drain/VAC Days until drain/VAC removal Postoperative need for puncture
1 Female 44 Melanoma 32 Left 2 Drain 4 Noa
2 Female 78 Lymphoma 84 Left 4 None No
3 Female 62 Melanoma 32 Right 5 Drain 21 No
4 Male 60 Penile SCC 39 Left 3 VAC 17 No
5 Male 70 Melanoma 26 Bilateral 3/2 Drain 1/5 Yes/yes
6 Female 70 Melanoma 27 Right 2 Drain 3 Yes
7 Male 76 Melanoma 15 Right 3 VAC 5 No
8 Female 72 Ovarian cancer 144 Right 1 None No
  1. VAC vacuum-assisted closure
  2. aPostoperatively developed lymphatic malformation, which was surgically removed. After this procedure, lymphocele developed again which in the end was treated with a renewed vessel ligation procedure