Successful Treatment of Inguinal Lymphocele After Angiomyomatous Hamartoma Resection During Inguinal Hernia Repair

Raphael H. Parrado, MD; Christopher S. Thomas, MD, MS; David Countryman, MD


Wounds. 2021;33(7):E42-E45. 

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This case report details a complication following excision of an angiomyomatous hamartoma in the inguinal region. After disruption of the lymphatic vessels by excision of the hamartoma, lymphocele formation can occur. Nonoperative intervention frequently fails, requiring reoperation to drain the lymphocele and ligate the leaking lymphatic vessels. Following this procedure, NPWT is a plausible and convenient option to manage the lymphocele wound and accelerate wound closure. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first documented use of NPWT for lymphocele following angiomyomatous hamartoma excision during inguinal hernia repair.