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Laparoscopic Bilateral Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection in Stage II Testis Cancer

Author(s): Abbas Basiri,1 ,1 ,2 3 | Mohammad Asl-Zare | Mehrdad Mohammadi Sichani | Hooman Djaladat

Journal: Urology Journal
ISSN 1735-1308

Volume: 7;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 157;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: testis neoplasm | lymph node dissection | laparoscopy

PURPOSE: We report our experience with laparoscopic bilateral retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) in 4 patients with stage II testis cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2002 and January 2009, 4 patients with stage II testis cancer underwent laparoscopic bilateral RPLND. In 2 patients, laparoscopic bilateral RPLND was performed for residual mass post-chemotherapy. We performed classic bilateral RPLND without patient repositioning. RESULTS: The procedure was done uneventfully without any major perioperative complication. The demanding part was contralateral, depending side dissection, which was accomplished with the help of a bowel retractor. Patient repositioning was not necessary. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic bilateral RPLND can be performed efficiently and safely in stage II testis cancer, without need to repositioning and placement of trocar in contralateral side.
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