retroperitoneal lymph node dissection


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retroperitoneal lymph node dissection

surgical removal of lymph nodes bilaterally behind the peritoneum, and the lymph channels and fat around both renal pedicles, the vena cava, and the aorta, including the bifurcation of the aorta. The dissection is usually performed in an attempt to eliminate sites of lymphoma or metastases from malignancies originating in pelvic organs or genitalia. Also called radical lymphadenectomy.

retroperitoneal lymph node dissection

Surgery to remove the lymph nodes behind the peritoneum. This has been found an effective measure in certain cases of testicular cancer that have spread to the lymph nodes. In non-seminomatous cancer the cure rate by this means has approached 98 per cent.
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Nonrandomized comparison of primary chemotherapy and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for clinical stage IIA and IIB nonseminomatous germ cell testicular cancer.
Incidence and clinical outcome of patients with teratoma in the retroperitoneum following primary retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for clinical stages I and IIA nonseminomatous germ cell tumour s.
Predicting teratoma in the retroperitoneum in men undergoing post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.
Correlation of computerized tomographic changes and histological findings in 80 patients having radical retroperitoneal lymph node dissection after chemotherapy for testis cancer.
Long-term clinical outcome after postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in men with residual teratoma.
Is full bilateral retroperitoneal lymph node dissection always necessary for postchemotherapy residual tumour ?
Incidence of metastatic nonseminomatous germ cell tumour outside the boundaries of a modified postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.
Complications of post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.
Long-term experience with laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in the management of low-stage testis cancer.
Combined post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection and resection of chest tumour under the same anesthetic is appropriate based on morbidity and tumour pathology.
Chemotherapy in advanced seminoma and the role of postcytostatic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.

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