Lateral Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection
This course provides you with the practical knowledge for an individual surgical procedure.After this course, you have:
- a clear understanding of the steps to be taken to execute the procedure;
- seen an example of how the procedure is executed;
- a clear understanding of all anatomical structures encountered during the procedure;
- seen an example of how the anatomical structures look within the setting of the procedure.
Step by step
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 or Transanal Minimal Invasive Surgery. The lateral pelvic lymph nodes, lateral to the ureter, will be removed in this procedure while preserving the hypogastric plexus.