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Are lymph vessels during lymphadenectomy normally clipped?
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Mostly
Surgeons use many tools: clips, ties, electrocautery, ultrasound (harmonic scalpel).
Unfortunately, there are always small lymphatic vessels that are not controlled and that is why most surgeons leave drains in for a period of time. Inguinal (groin) lymphadenectomy is particularly problematic.

In brief: Mostly
Surgeons use many tools: clips, ties, electrocautery, ultrasound (harmonic scalpel).
Unfortunately, there are always small lymphatic vessels that are not controlled and that is why most surgeons leave drains in for a period of time. Inguinal (groin) lymphadenectomy is particularly problematic.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: They can be
I have seen different surgeons control lymphatic vessels in different ways during surgery, including titanium clips, electrocautery, or harmonic scalpel ligation.
In my experience there is not much difference with all these techniques. If a surgeon does use clips, they are completely inert and never need to be removed.

In brief: They can be
I have seen different surgeons control lymphatic vessels in different ways during surgery, including titanium clips, electrocautery, or harmonic scalpel ligation.
In my experience there is not much difference with all these techniques. If a surgeon does use clips, they are completely inert and never need to be removed.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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