Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2014 , Vol 23 , Issue 2
Treatment of Postoperative Inguinal Lymphocele with Fibrin Glue Injection: Case Report
Emrah UĞUZ, Mete HIDIROĞLU, E. Kemal ERDOĞAN, M. Fethi SAĞLAM, Mecit GÖKÇİMEN, Aslıhan KÜÇÜKER, Hüseyin BAYRAM, Erol ŞENER
1Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Ankara DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2013-34281 Lympathic drainage from the groin secondary to lympathic vessel injury is a com- mon complication of vascular surgery. Extravasated lymph is often restricted by neighboring tis- sues. Inflammatory process triggered by lymphathic fluid itself favors the development of a capsule around it, and this localized lymph collection which is called lymphocele. Doppler ultrasound has been proposed as an effective modality for lymphocele diagnosis. Usually, small lymphoceles spon- taneously regress within a few days. The aim of this case report is to show the efficacy of fibrin glue (8 ml) and compression as a treatment option for lymphatic drainage and lymphocele after fe- moral artery and vein exploration in the groin which did not respond to conservative and surgi- cal therapy. Keywords : Lymphocele; fibrin tissue adhesive; postoperative complications