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Endoscopic inguinal lymph node dissection for penile carcinoma: the developing of a novel technique

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Objective

The present article discusses endoscopic approach for inguinal lymphadenectomy in penile carcinoma (ELPC): its arrival to urological practice, development, accomplishments, and future endeavors. Our aim is to highlight the development of this novel technique, which offers a possible option for a less morbid surgical approach.

Method

Review of the available medical literature in ELPC.

Results

Regional surgical therapy constitutes a mainstay element of therapeutics for penile carcinoma. Elevated morbidity remains an issue for the traditional surgical approach. Endoscopic lymphadenectomy for penile carcinoma emerged as surgical option to accomplish cancer objectives while avoiding substantial morbidity.

Conclusions

Endoscopic approach for inguinal lymphadenectomy in penile carcinoma is still in a developing stage in which it is mandatory to evaluate larger series of patients with longer follow-up. Initial series present promising results.

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Sotelo, R., Sanchez-Salas, R. & Clavijo, R. Endoscopic inguinal lymph node dissection for penile carcinoma: the developing of a novel technique. World J Urol 27, 213–219 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00345-009-0372-6

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