Nerve-sparing retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for advanced testicular cancer after chemotherapy.

@article{Nonomura2002NervesparingRL,
  title={Nerve-sparing retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for advanced testicular cancer after chemotherapy.},
  author={Norio Nonomura and Kazuo Nishimura and Natsuki Takaha and Hitoshi Inoue and Takeshi Nomoto and Youichi Mizutani and Masahiro Nakao and Akihiko Okuyama and Tsuneharu Miki},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 10},
  pages={
          539-44
        }
}
BACKGROUND Nerve-sparing techniques are commonly used in retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) in patients with early stage testicular germ cell tumors to preserve postoperative ejaculation. The indications for nerve-sparing procedures have been extended to patients who have residual retroperitoneal tumor postchemotherapy with an increase in the incidence of local recurrence. Here, we report on 26 Japanese men with advanced testicular cancer who underwent nerve-sparing RPLND after… CONTINUE READING