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Radical lymphadenectomy for malignant melanoma


  • Removal of hair in the area.
  • Clyx the preoperative evening if the patient is to be bedridden postoperatively.
  • Thrombosis prophylaxis the preoperative evening.
  • Measure for long antithrombotic stocking.
  • The operation is performed under general anaestesia.


  • Groin: Supine position: The leg on the involved side is bended at the knee ("tailor position").
  • Axilla: Supine position. The arm on the involved side in 70-90 degrees angle to the body.
  • Neck: Supine position. The head turned laterally on a cushion to stretch the neck.

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