Shamima Akhter, Sudhir Rawal


VEIL is a safe and minimally invasive procedure for radical management of inguinal lymph node. It was developed to decrease procedure related morbidity which yields good oncological results. VEIL is a feasible technique and is alternative to conventional surgical dissection with promising efficacy. It is more feasible in terms of hospital stay, process of healing and fewer complications. Thus, in context of high efficacy of this procedure, it becomes important to conduct a study of such type.


It is a prospective analysis of data of patients that underwent VEIL, from 2010 to 2013 in Rajiv Gandhi cancer institute and research centre with malignancies of penis, vagina and vulva. A total of 60 patients were included in the study, 30 patients underwent endoscopic groin dissection and 30 of them went for open dissection. Data analysed included mean operative time, mean lymph node yield, intraoperative complications, and lymph-related complications. Surgical time, blood loss, nodal harvest, hospital stay and complications were compared between the two groups.


Radical inguinal lymphadenectomy, Video endoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy, Lymphadenectomy, Open inguinal lymph node dissection, Lymph node, Endoscopy.


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