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Table 5 Relapse patients‘characteristics

From: Laparoscopic and open postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in patients with advanced testicular cancer – a single center analysis

  Technique Radical or modified template Relapse localisation (in-field vs. out-field) Time to relapse Clinical stage
Pt.#1 L-PCLND Modified Unknown, but massive 5 month II B
Pt.#2 L-PCLND Radical bilateral New intrathoracic and in-field relapse 35 month III C
Pt.#3 L-PCLND Modified New pulmonary mets and in-field relapse 33 month II C
Pt.#4 L-PCLND Modified In-field relapse 4 month III C
Pt.#5 O-PCLND Modified In-field relapse 16 month III B
Pt.#6 O-PCLND Radical bilateral Unknown, diffuse progressive disease unknown II B
Pt.#7 O-PCLND Modified Unknown, but massive 10 month III B
  1. Abbreviations:
  2. L-PCLND – laparoscopic postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection; O-PCLND – open postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection; Mo - months.