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Systematic (complete) para-aortic lymphadenectomy: description of a novel surgical classification with technical and anatomical considerations.
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PMID:  22017818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Please cite this paper as: Christophe P, Raj N, Alejandra M, Gwenael F, Joseph N, Jacques D, Arjun J. Systematic (complete) para-aortic lymphadenectomy: description of a novel surgical classification with technical and anatomical considerations. BJOG 2011; DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2011.03171.x. The clinical indications for a complete para-aortic lymphadenectomy in the surgical management of gynaecological malignancies remain controversial. The debate on complete para-aortic node dissection is hindered by the absence of an identifiable and accepted definition for the procedure of systematic (complete) para-aortic node dissection. In this paper we propose a classification of para-aortic lymphadenectomy. We have identified and imaged the most common and rare para-aortic vascular anomalies that we have encountered. An understanding of the anatomical anomalies in this area also provides a useful reference for the surgical technique that is adopted in order to ensure the completeness of excision.
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P Christophe; N Raj; M Alejandra; F Gwenael; N Joseph; D Jacques; J Arjun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-0528     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100935741     Medline TA:  BJOG     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology © 2011 RCOG.
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Jean Perrin Cancer Centre, Clermont-Ferrand, France INSERM research unit 990, Clermont-Ferrand, France Northern Gynaecological Oncology Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, UK Claudius Regaud Cancer Institute, Toulouse, France IRCAD Strasbourg, France/American Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon Department of Gynaecological Oncology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK.
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