A representation of the anatomic technical considerations when completing lymph node dissection in the retroperitoneum

A representation of the anatomic technical considerations when completing lymph node dissection in the retroperitoneum, where surgeons locate lymph nodes most commonly affected by testicular cancer that has spread.

Dr. Nicholas Power is studying the nerves involved in fertility that are affected in this surgery

LHSC: Victoria Hospital - 

When patients with testicular cancer undergo lymph node removal surgery there is a risk that their fertility will be affected if proper nerve sparing techniques are not used. Up to 75 per cent of men will not be able to father children if they receive the surgery without these techniques.

Olivia Samotus, PhD candidate; Larry Walleyn, research participant; and Dr. Mandar Jog

Above (left to right): Olivia Samotus, PhD candidate; Larry Walleyn, research participant; and Dr. Mandar Jog

Electrical pulses along spinal cord are personalized to each patient

LHSC: University Hospital - 

After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2002, Larry Walleyn developed gait freezing. He had a hard time getting around, sometimes he couldn’t move at all and falls were frequent. His symptoms caused him to lose much of his independence.

Gait freezing is a symptom of Parkinson’s disease. It hinders the ability to produce continuous stepping movements. Freezing is unpredictable, which increases the risk of falls and injuries. Freezing episodes can be as short as a few seconds or can last hours.

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