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A comparative study of peri-operative outcomes for 100 consecutive post-chemotherapy and primary robot-assisted and open retroperitoneal lymph node dissections

Paul Lloyd, Anne Hong, Marc A Furrer, Elaine WY Lee, Harveer S Dev, Maurice H Coret, James M Adshead, Peter Baldwin, Richard Knight, Jonathan Shamash, Constantine Alifrangis, Sara Stoneham, Danish Mazhar, Han Wong, Anne Warren, Ben Tran, Nathan Lawrentschuk, David E Neal, Benjamin C Thomas



PURPOSE: To describe and compare differences in peri-operative outcomes of robot-assisted (RA-RPLND) and open (O-RPLND) retroperitoneal lymph node dissection performed by a single surgeon where chemotherapy is the standard initial treatment for Stage 2 or greater non-seminomatous germ cell tumour. METHODS: Review of a prospective database of all RA-RPLNDs (28 patients) and O-RPLNDs (72 patients) performed by a single surgeon from 2014 to 2020. Peri-operative outcomes were compared for patients having RA-RPLND to all O-RPLNDs and a matched cohort of patients having O-RPLND (20 patients). Further comparison was performed between all patients in the RA-RPLND group (21 patients) and matched O-RP..

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