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

Nicholas G. Cost, Daniel G. DaJusta, Candace F. Granberg, Raven M. Cooksey, Carrie E. Laborde, Jonathan E. Wickiser, Patricio C. Gargollo

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-640
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of endourology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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