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RPLND: Metal staples or Internal sutures?

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  • RPLND: Metal staples or Internal sutures?

    What is your experience / suggestion?
    What does it matter for choice?

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    My husband had both and I did not think it was an option for him. As scary as it looked, everything came out okay and healed well. They removed the staples about 5 days post surgery and he did great.

    Hope that helps.
    Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
    Current DVT
    Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

    "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum