Laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection after prior open retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy and chemotherapy.

Academic Article


  • Laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy for testicular cancer is a challenging surgical procedure. Several factors can increase the difficulty, including prior chemotherapy or open surgery. We present a case of a laparoscopic "redo" postchemotherapy nodal dissection to treat a residual retroperitoneal mass in a patient with non-seminomatous germ cell tumor. This approach allowed rapid recovery, and at 2.5 years after surgery no evidence of tumor recurrence was seen.
  • Published In

  • Urology  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Adult, Humans, Laparoscopy, Lymph Node Excision, Lymphatic Metastasis, Male, Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal, Retroperitoneal Space, Testicular Neoplasms
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    Author List

  • Lima GC; Kohanim S; Rais-Bahrami S; Kavoussi LR
  • Start Page

  • 1319
  • Volume

  • 66
  • Issue

  • 6