Laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection: Duplication of open technique

Mohamad E. Allaf, Sam B. Bhayani, Richard E. Link, Edward M. Schaeffer, John M. Varkarakis, Pejman Shadpour, Guilherme Lima, Louis R. Kavoussi

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Abstract

Laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection has been used to stage germ cell testicular cancer. Since its initial description, this minimally invasive procedure has evolved into a therapeutic operation that adheres to established strict oncologic principles. A modified template dissection that fully duplicates the open technique is now routinely performed at our institution. We describe and show in the accompanying video segments a laparoscopic modified template dissection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-577
Number of pages3
JournalUrology
Volume65
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

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  • Urology

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    Allaf, M. E., Bhayani, S. B., Link, R. E., Schaeffer, E. M., Varkarakis, J. M., Shadpour, P., Lima, G., & Kavoussi, L. R. (2005). Laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection: Duplication of open technique. Urology, 65(3), 575-577. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2004.12.004