During the past 10 years, 10 second-look retroperitoneal lymphnode dissections were performed, 12.4% of all salvage surgery in the authors series. The authors emphasize the technical difficulties that are more pronounced as in salvage surgery. Active residual cancer was resected in 60%, comparing to the 38% of salvage retroperitoneal lymphnode dissection. 70% of patients are free of tumor, more than a mean follow-up time of 3 years. Second-look surgery can be performed successfully and with acceptable good results in this special group of patients.
|Translated title of the contribution||Results of second-look retroperitoneal lymphnode dissection in the surgical management of patients with advanced germ cell testicular tumors|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1994|
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