Big Bear Lake, CA
A 33-year-old female asked:
I had surgery 10 days ago. i had skin graft from hip and it was placed on foot. its a large section of heel. could this cause swollen glands in neck?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 25 years experience
Swollen neck glands: The lymphatic system drains fluid outside our vascular system to the lymph nodes. It would be unlikely that a problem at the hip or foot would cause neck lymph nodes to become inflamed but this should be evaluated by both your surgeon and your PCP.
1.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: A skin graft to heel taken from hip places the surgery below the umbilical area where nodes to groin in rare instances may show enlargement. I suspect this is a free split thickness graft that requires immobilization of leg and foot to keep graft in place until healing occurrs. Glands in neck as a response to surgery would only be associated with surgery of the H&N.
1.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 29, 2016
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