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Inguinal Lymphadenectomy

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Conventional open inguinal lymphadenectomy is the gold standard for high-risk penile cancer patients. However, large series of this type of surgery reported a high morbidity (at least 50%), especially regarding the skin and lymphatic events.

Video endoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that reduces dramatically the skin complications, leading to a less morbid procedure.

In this chapter, we revised the pertinent literature, presented our 10 years’ experience and described some tips and tricks to achieve better results and reduce the associated procedure complications.

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Tobias-Machado, M., Moschovas, M.C. (2018). Inguinal Lymphadenectomy. In: Sotelo, R., Arriaga, J., Aron, M. (eds) Complications in Robotic Urologic Surgery . Springer, Cham.

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