Sclerotherapy of postoperative lymphocele

A. Ravid*, J. Papo, O. Kaplan, J. Klausner

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Postoperative lymphocele is a well-documented complication of gynecological operations involving pelvic and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. It is not uncommon following renal transplantation. We report a 77-year-old woman with a lymphocele which developed 4 months after panhysterectomy. Diagnosis was by CT scan, confirmed by aspiration and cytology. Percutaneous drainage and sclerotherapy with tetracycline was curative. This appears to be the treatment of choice for lymphocele and is superior to repeated aspirations and surgical intervention, the current usual treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-525+575
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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