Lateral Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection
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Lateral Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection

This Lateral Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection course will teach you:

  • How to remove lymph node metastases from the obturator fossa. This procedure can be part of rectal cancer surgery and can be performed using a laparoscopic, robotic or open technique. The lateral pelvic lymph nodes, lateral to the ureter, will be removed in this procedure while preserving the hypogastric plexus.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Lateral Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection:

  • Ureter and hypogastric nerve injury

With the following tips you might perform the Lateral Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection even better:

  • Ureter identification
  • Management of the internal iliac artery branches

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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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