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Sentinel lymph node dissection of a few nodes in the pelvis would not lead to risks for lymphedema
Ask if the surgeons can do a sentinel lymph node dissection of a few pelvic lymph nodes
Inguinal lymph nodes most likely don't have to be removed
Chance of lymphedema is very low with sentinel lymph node dissection
the chances of cancer cells in the inguinal lymph nodes are super super super small
her tumor is less than 2cm, so less than 8% risk for lymph node spread.
all of the inguinal lymph nodes should not be removed.
if only sentinel pelvic lymph node dissection is performed then lymphedema risks are very very low.