Pelvic lymphadenectomy during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: Assessing nodal yield, perioperative outcomes, and complications.

@article{Zorn2009PelvicLD,
  title={Pelvic lymphadenectomy during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: Assessing nodal yield, perioperative outcomes, and complications.},
  author={Kevin C. Zorn and Mark H. Katz and Andrew J Bernstein and Sergey A Shikanov and Charles B. Brendler and Gregory P. Zagaja and Arieh L. Shalhav},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={296-302}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe our pelvic lymphadenectomy (PLND) technique during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy and to evaluate the nodal yield and perioperative outcomes. PLND is commonly performed with radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer. Because of the limitations of the robotic arm pitch in accessing the pelvic sidewall and undersurface of the iliac bifurcation, uro-oncologists have questioned the adequacy of robotic PLND. METHODS PLND was routinely performed on men with… CONTINUE READING

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The rate of intraoperative complications ( 1% vs 1.5% ; P = .2 ) , overall postoperative complications ( 9% vs 7% ; P = .8 ) , and lymphocele formation ( 2% vs 0% ; P = .9 ) were not significantly different .
The rate of intraoperative complications ( 1% vs 1.5% ; P = .2 ) , overall postoperative complications ( 9% vs 7% ; P = .8 ) , and lymphocele formation ( 2% vs 0% ; P = .9 ) were not significantly different .
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