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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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
Pages (from-to)575-577
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2005


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