Running head: LYMPH DISORDER
The lymph node is one of the lymph conditions, which is treated at Memorial
Sloan Kettering. It is removed using a retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. The lymph
nodes are small swelling which is found in the lymphatic system where the lymphocytes
are formed. Retroperitoneal lymph nodes are located between the kidneys and align the
aorta, vena cava, and artery. Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection is done to remove the
nodes that are cancerous to avoid cancer before it spreads to other parts (Pantuck,
Zisman, Dorey, Chao, Han, Said, & Belldegrun, 2003). When the surgery is being carried
out, an incision is made at the bottom of the ribcage, and the lymph nodes are removed.
The surgery usually takes about three and a half to five hours. When the surgery is being
conducted, the nerves that control the way out of semen to the body is affected. It may
result in semen moving to the bladder instead of the penis. The problem is known as
retrograde ejaculation, and it can affect fertility abilities (Memorial Sloan Kettering
Cancer Center, 2019).
When a person is preparing for surgery, they are supposed to take a blood thinner
such as aspirin, warfarin and heparin ...