Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer

Can provide both pathological nodal staging and therapeutic benefit by surgically removing microscopic nodal disease a clinical stage I nonseminomatous testicular cancers.

Traditional surgery associated with prolonged hospital stays and recovery.

RPLND by laparoscopic technique results in safety and rapid recovery, and patients do not recur at the site of lymph node dissection (Underwood W et al).

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