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After surgery to remove lymphatic vessels associated with the removal of a melanoma, what condidtion can be expected?

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Dr. Michael Sabel
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Lymphedema

After removing lymph nodes from the axilla (armpit) or groin for melanoma, the biggest risk is lymphedema or swelling of the extremity.
This is more common in the leg than the arm. It can occur shortly after surgery or years later and prevention involves some lifestyle changes. It can be managed in most cases with physical therapy, massage and compression garments.

In brief: Lymphedema

After removing lymph nodes from the axilla (armpit) or groin for melanoma, the biggest risk is lymphedema or swelling of the extremity.
This is more common in the leg than the arm. It can occur shortly after surgery or years later and prevention involves some lifestyle changes. It can be managed in most cases with physical therapy, massage and compression garments.
Dr. Michael Sabel
Dr. Michael Sabel
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology

In brief: Surgery

At times, lymph node removal may lead to temporary or permanent edema or swelling in an extremity in an individual diagnosed with melanoma.

In brief: Surgery

At times, lymph node removal may lead to temporary or permanent edema or swelling in an extremity in an individual diagnosed with melanoma.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dr. Coyle Connolly
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