Lymph Node Removal (Lymphadenectomy) for Melanoma
Surgery to remove lymph nodes can cause many side effects. The risks of lymphadenectomy include:
- Buildup of fluid at the site of surgery (seroma).
- Swelling of a limb affected by removal of the lymph nodes (Reference lymphedema).
- Numbness, tingling, or pain in the surgical area.
- Breakdown (sloughing) of skin over the area.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 12, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology