Pathology and FollowUp

The pathologist found no tumor metastasis in the sentinel node. The patient was discharged the day after the procedure. A few days later, he developed a fluctuating swelling of the wound area in the right groin. The family physician inserted a needle and drained a seroma. The swelling recurred and spontaneously burst through the wound 3 weeks postoperatively. The patient returned to the clinic, where continuous leakage of clear fluid was observed and a lymph fistula was diagnosed. The fistula continued to leak fluid for 4 weeks and then dried up spontaneously. Three years later, the patient remained free of disease.

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