Robot-assisted laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in an adolescent population - Abstract

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.


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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.
doi: 10.1089/end.2011.0214

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22142250 Pediatric Urology Section