Ilioinguinal Lymph Node (Groin) Dissection
Penile Cancer – New Delhi India

Dr Vijayant Govinda Gupta – Consultant Urooncologist and Andrologist, is a specialist in Ilioinguinal lymphnode (groin) dissection for penile cancer in delhi ncr gurgaon. he has extensive experience in treating penile cancer in delhi ncr and gurgaon.

What Is Ilioinguinal Lymphnode (Groin) Dissection?

Ilioinguinal lymph node dissection is a surgery that is done to remove the lymph nodes in the groin and the pelvis that can harbour cancer cells of penile cancer. If not removed on time, these lymph nodes can later grow and can become incurable. Infact the number one cause of death from penile cancer are these lymph nodes growing and causing bleeding from the groin.

If Ilioinguinal Lymphnode Dissection Is So Good, Why Doesnt My Doctor Recommend It?

Ilioinguinal lymph node dissection is a difficult surgery with many complications. But with experience and technique many of these complications can be minimised or eliminated. The surgery also confines one to the bed for a week and so. And most importantly, very few surgeons have the experience or the skills to perform this complicated and inherent difficult surgery.

What Are The Alternatives To Ilioinguinal Lymph Node Dissection?

The alternatives to ilioinguinal lymph node dissection are limited to either chemotherapy or radiotherapy or both. Published literature has found both of these to be inferior to surgery. But, studies are ongoing.

In my personal experience the benefits of surgery over chemo and radiotherapy are –

  • Cure – if no disease is found
  • Chances of fungating lymphnodal masses are reduced.
  • Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are reserved for those who really need them.

Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are not always curative, may not work, and there is no way to confirm whether all cancer was removed.