Complications of primary retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.


The surgical morbidity in 478 patients who underwent primary retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy for clinical stages I and II nonseminomatous testicular cancer from 1982 to 1992 was reviewed. There were 54 complications in 51 patients (10.6%) and no operative related mortality. Superficial wound infection was the most frequent complication, comprising 45% of… (More)


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