Robotic inguinal lymph node dissection for melanoma: a novel approach to a complicated problem
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Following the interesting reading of the article “Robotic inguinal lymph node dissection for melanoma: a novel approach to a complicated problem”, the authors review the pros and cons of a minimally invasive technique for lymph node dissection, the consequences of complete lymph node dissection and the possible treatments for lymphedema, such as lymph node flap transfer and multiple lymphatic-venous anastomoses. The authors also review the possible benefits of applying the robotic technique to anatomical sites other than the inguinal one.
KeywordsMalignant melanoma Lymph node excision Lymphedema Robotic surgery
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