Retroperitoneal Lymph node dissection (RPLND) can be performed by open or laparoscopic approach. Laparoscopic RPLND has several advantages over conventional open surgery with same cure rate. Only surgery is curative in most of the cancers. Additional therapies (chemotherapy & radiotherapy) are mostly supportive. But, many patients and their relatives try to avoid surgery for the fear of the immense trauma for their loved ones, resulting in patient getting wrong or less effective treatment. With laparoscopy the trauma is much less and makes the treatment more acceptable. The Team MACS precisely addresses all these issues and works relentlessly for a better life
Testicular cancer is a condition where the cells in the one or both of the testis become cancerous. Testis is the organ where sperms are produced. Testis also produces male hormone called testosterone.
Most of the patients notice a lump in their testis which is usually painless. When the lump becomes very large, there may be dragging sensation.
Diagnosis is confirmed most of the times using ultrasound examination. A CT scan is essential for staging the condition. In addition blood tests are done to measure the level of tumor markers in blood. These help in planning the treatment.
Surgical removal of the affected testis is the first step in the treatment. This confirms the diagnosis, type of cancer, stage as well as serves as the treatment in these cases. There are many types of testicular cancers. However, they are broadly grouped under seminoma and non-seminomas. Depending on the type of cancer and the stage some patients may require retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.