Over 80% do not benefit from a pelvic lymphadenectomy, but may suffer from adverse complications such as lymphoedema, lymphocyst
formation, neurovascular and ureteral injury, or secondary blood loss.
But lymphadenectomy is time-consuming, requires a specialized gynecologic surgeon, and is associated with some increase in the risk of morbidity--namely, lymphedema, lymphocyst
formation, deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), and blood loss.
Wound infection and breakdown were the most common complications, occur ring in 18% of the total population, followed by lymphedema in 9% and lymphocyst
infections, thromboembolism, lymphocysts
, and lymphoedema) were also compared between the two groups.
3 patients underwent redo surgery and drainage of chronic lymphocysts
In addition-t-o the hysterectomy, there were four postoperative complications: one necrosis of the right uterine cornua, one ureterovaginal fistula, and two lymphocysts