What is the Role of Enlarged Lymph Node Resection Alone in Patients With Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumor Who Had Stage II or III Disease?

Ekenel M. , Keskin S., Sanli O., Bavbek S., Tunc M., Ander H., ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL GENITOURINARY CANCER, cilt.10, ss.185-189, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.clgc.2012.04.002
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.185-189


Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection has been accepted as standard of care for the management of patients with metastatic nonseminomatous germ cell tumors. However, our results suggest that, in patients with metastatic nonseminomatous germ cell tumors of the testis, resection of residual retroperitoneal masses alone is a safe alternative to a difficult, potentially morbid bilateral dissection.