Robot-Assisted Pelvic Lymphadenectomy

  • Kris E. Gaston
  • John W. DavisEmail author


A robot-assisted technique for radical cystectomy must address all three stages of this technically challenging operation: extirpation of the primary tumor, adequate lymphadenectomy, and a urinary diversion method that satisfies that patient’s needs. In this review chapter, we will focus on the lymph node dissection component and outline the history of its development, its contribution to oncologic outcomes, and a step-by-step detailed description of technique with matching video clips and still images.


Radical Cystectomy Common Iliac Artery Iliac Vessel Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection Pelvic Lymphadenectomy 
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Supplementary material

Video 9.1

Initial setup and exposure for robot-assisted pelvic lymphadenectomy (MP4 8854 kb)

Video 9.2

External iliac zone (MP4 34993 kb)

Video 9.3

Dissection of common iliac vessels (MP4 68293 kb)

Video 9.4

Dissection of hypogastric region (MP4 36659 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Urologic OncologyCarolinas Medical Center, Levine Cancer InstituteCharlotteUSA
  2. 2.Urosurgical Prostate Cancer ProgramMD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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