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RetroPeritoneal Tumor Removal

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RetroPeritoneal Tumor Removal is the surgery done to achieve complete excision of retroperitoneal tumors (lesions that originate from the retroperitoneal space, nearly 40% of which are benign). In this surgery, generous laparotomy is performed on the site of the tumor and it is explored and retracted. These tumors are mostly very infiltrative and can invade the spleen, pancreas, intestines, lymph nodes, and the soft abdominal wall tissue, therefore multi-organ resection is often required for complete excision of the tumor with minimum marginality.