Lateral Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection

Lateral Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection


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This procedure can be part of rectal cancer surgery, if lymph node metastases are present in the obturator fossa. The procedure can be performed using a laparoscopic, robotic or open technique. The rectal cancer surgeries are described in their specific courses: Rectum Resection, Robotic Low Anterior Resection, Open Total Mesorectal Excision orĀ Transanal Minimal Invasive Surgery. The lateral pelvic lymph nodes, lateral to the ureter, will be removed in this procedure while preserving the hypogastric plexus.

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