Robotic Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection

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Author: Megan Wasson
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Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Robotic Surgery, Urologic Surgery
Schools: Mayo Clinic Arizona
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Contributors: Kristina Butler, MD and Javier Magrina, MD

Pelvic lymphadenectomy is part of most gynecologic malignancy staging procedures. Knowledge of the retroperitoneal anatomy is key to safely completing this procedure.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17797/5xzrp8fuk3

Editor Recruited By: Dennis S. Chi, MD, FACOG, FACS

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Procedure

Robotic Pelvic Lymphadenectomy

Indications

Gynecologic malignancies requiring surgical staging including endometrial carcinoma, ovarian carcinoma, and cervical carcinoma.

Contraindications

Instrumentation

Setup

Robotic system is docked over the patient's right hip to facilitate access to the pelvis.

Preoperative Workup

Anatomy and Landmarks

Retroperitoneal anatomy is identified and highlighted including external, internal, and common iliac vasculature, obturator nerve, genitofemoral nerve, and ureter.

Advantages/Disadvantages

Complications/Risks

Disclosure of Conflicts

Acknowledgements

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