Robotic surgical techniques are now being applied in the setting of retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy (RPLND) for testicular cancer. While laparoscopic RPLND has not been widely accepted, reports of robot assisted RPLND (RARPLND) are emerging.
This manuscript will review the application of RPLND for testicular cancer, evolution of minimally invasive techniques, the controversies, and current status of RARPLND. J. Surg. Oncol. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of surgical oncology. 2015 Sep 09 [Epub ahead of print]
Haidar M Abdul-Muhsin, James O L'esperance, Kimberly Fischer, Michael E Woods, James R Porter, Erik P Castle
Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona. , Naval Medical Center San Diego, Department Urology, San Diego, California. , Naval Medical Center San Diego, Department Urology, San Diego, California. , University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. , Swedish Medical Center, Swedish Urology Group, Seattle, Washington. , Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona.