IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 27 / Issue 4 / pii/2006204

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Open Access Case Report

A case of cellulitis that complicated lymphedema of the lower limb and produced systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2006, 27(4), 419–421;
Published: 10 August 2006
Abstract

This is the first report describing lymphedema of the lower limb after surgery for ovarian cancer complicated by severe cellulitis with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Debridement of the lesion and a split-thickness graft were required for a complete cure. Although lymphedema as a complication after surgery for gynecologic malignancies is prone to be considered less serious on the medical side, it is considered necessary to treat lymphedema of the lower limbs while it is still in a mild state since severe cellulitis may accompany lymphedema, as in the present case.

Keywords
Lymphedema
Cellulitis
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome
Ovarian cancer
Lymphadenectomy
Split-thick­ness graft
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