Genital lymphedema: a new technique of correction surgery

K. Leela Praveen Kumar, G. Manokaran

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Genital lymphedema is a common problem seen by lymphology surgeons in India due to filarial infections. We have developed an innovative operative technique to correct this issue using native skin and have found the results in the first fifteen patients to be encouraging. Gross debulking procedures reduced the size and using native skin allowed a better cosmetic appearance. The patients also reported almost normal sensation and good sexual function. This technique deserves further testing with more patients and at additional centers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Filariasis
  • Genital lymphedema
  • Operative treatment


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