Laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) has been shown to be safe and effective in appropriately selected pediatric and adolescent patients with paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) and testicular germ-cell tumors (T-GCT). While the use of robot-assisted laparoscopy has expanded rapidly in many areas, there are very limited reports of its use with RPLND. We present two cases of adolescents who were treated using robot-assisted laparoscopic RPLND (R-RPLND)-one with paratesticular RMS (PT-RMS) and one with testicular GCT (T-GCT)-with good outcomes and low morbidity.
Cost NG, Dajusta DG, Granberg CF, Cooksey RM, Laborde CE, Wickiser JE, Gargollo PC. Are you the author?
Division of Pediatric Urology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Reference: J Endourol. 2012 Jan 25. Epub ahead of print.
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