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  1. Giovanni Cacciamani
    Giovanni Cacciamani says:

    The minimally invasive approach to inguino-femoral lymphadenectomy is an emerging surgical procedure and represents an option for the management of penile carcinoma (or melanoma or vulvar carcinoma), offering a less radical approach while adhering to oncologic principles (Martin 2013).

    We conducted a Systematic review according to the PRISMA statement and and selected a total of 41 articles reporting perioperative outcomes following VEIL for penile, vulva cancer and melanoma. We found 32 case series (20 , 6 and 6 about VEIL in patient with penile, vulvar and melanoma cancer respectively) and 9 case report (4 , 2 and 3 about VEIL in patient with penile, vulvar and melanoma cancer respectively).

    It has been reported with different names:
    – Video endoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy (VEIL) ( Tobias Machado. 2006)
    – Endoscopic lymphadenectomy for penile cancer (ELPC) ( Sotelo 2007)
    – Leg Endoscopic Groin Lymphadenectomy (LEG Procedure) ( Master 2009)
    – Robotic-assisted video-endoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy [RAVEIL],( Martin 2011)
    – Robotic-assisted inguinal lymphadenectomy (RAIL) (Kharadjian, 2014)

    Compared with the open approach, the VEIL showed:
    – Lesser EBL,
    – Cutaneous and overall morbidity are less frequent for patients undergoing the VEIL procedure
    – a trend toward less lymphatic morbidity
    – shorter length of hospital stay
    – similar capability for lymph node removal
    – similar oncological adequacy

  2. Giovanni Cacciamani
    Giovanni Cacciamani says:

    Laparoscopic inguino-femoral lymphadenectomy

    The minimally invasive approach to inguino-femoral lymphadenectomy is an emerging surgical procedure and represents an option for the management of penile carcinoma (or melanoma or vulvar carcinoma), offering a less radical approach while adhering to oncologic principles (Martin 2013).
    We conducted a Systematic review according to the PRISMA statement and and selected a total of 41 articles reporting perioperative outcomes following VEIL for penile, vulva cancer and melanoma. We found 32 case series (20 , 6 and 6 about VEIL in patient with penile, vulvar and melanoma cancer respectively) and 9 case report (4 , 2 and 3 about VEIL in patient with penile, vulvar and melanoma cancer respectively).

    It has been reported with different names:
    – Video endoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy (VEIL) ( Tobias Machado. 2006)
    – Endoscopic lymphadenectomy for penile cancer (ELPC) ( Sotelo 2007)
    – Leg Endoscopic Groin Lymphadenectomy (LEG Procedure) ( Master 2009)
    – Robotic-assisted video-endoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy [RAVEIL],( Martin 2011)
    – Robotic-assisted inguinal lymphadenectomy (RAIL) (Kharadjian, 2014)

    Compared with the open approach, the VEIL showed:
    – Lesser EBL,
    – Cutaneous and overall morbidity are less frequent for patients undergoing the VEIL procedure
    – a trend toward less lymphatic morbidity
    – shorter length of hospital stay
    – similar capability for lymph node removal
    – similar oncological adequacy

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