The purpose of the study was to update the current status of laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in the treatment of clinical Stage I nonseminomatous germ cell testicular cancer. A literature search was conducted to evaluate laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) in comparison to other modalities of treatment. All treatment modalities are effective in treating clinical Stage I nonseminomatous germ cell tumors. Morbidity is the major issue that may guide treatment decisions. Laparoscopic RPLND, in its therapeutic form, may replicate open RPLND with a minimally invasive approach. Laparoscopic RPLND is an effective alternative to traditional treatment options.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2004|
- Germ cell tumor
- Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
- Testis cancer