Robotic Postchemotherapy Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection for Testicular Cancer.

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Summary of "Robotic Postchemotherapy Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection for Testicular Cancer."

Postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (pcRPLND) is mandated in patients with nonseminomatous germ cell tumor found to have residual masses after chemotherapy. Performed via the open approach, pcRPLND can incur significant perioperative morbidity.


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Name: European urology oncology
ISSN: 2588-9311


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