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Use of Prolene Mesh in surgical treatment of tissue defects after radical inguinal and pelvic lymph node dissection in vulvar cancer—a brief report
  1. A. Olejek
  1. Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Silesian Medical University, Bytom, Poland
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Anita Olejek, MD, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Silesian Medical University, ul. Batorego 15, 41-902 Bytom, Poland. Email: bytomobstgyn{at}


Surgery is still the procedure of choice in treatment of advanced vulvar cancer. Radical vulvar surgery is often associated with severe vulvar and inguinal skin and fat-tissue deficits resulting from wide “butterfly” shape resection. Primary closure of large vulvar and inguinal defects is hampered by lack of tissue. The study presents the case of using prolene mesh in filling up the tissue defects over femoral vein and artery after radical excision of enlarged inguinal superficial, femoral, and pelvic nodes to prevent vessels in hiatus saphenus. It is the first report describing the use of prolene mesh in such a procedure.

  • lymphadenctomy
  • polypropylene mesh
  • vulvar cancer

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