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2022-VA-808-ESGO Minimally invasive inguinal lymph node dissection technique
  1. Hisham Abdel Mageed
  1. Surgical Oncology, NCI Cairo, Cairo, Egypt


Introduction/Background Minimally invasive inguinal dissection is a novel technique promising to decrease the complications of the traditional open dissection, using standard laparoscopy instruments to perform a feasible technique with an easy learning curve and decreasing hospital stay while reducing complications.The new technique utilizes minimally invasive techniques to perform the same procedure with same oncological outcomes, but with less complications and better cosmetic results.

Methodology A step by step video was created with instructions on how to perform this procedure step by step.

The video uses footage collected throughout our case series, to illustrate how to perform this procedure in a step by step manner.

Results This technique was found to decrease skin complications and hospital stay while maintaining oncological outcomes.same lmph node retrieval when compared with open procedure and drastically less complications rate.

Conclusion The new minimally invasive technique is a good alternative to the traditional open method and should be used in selected suitable patients.

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