AUA 2011 - Location of tumor in the bladder predicts likelihood of lymph node metastases at radical cystectomy and disease recurrence - Session Highlights

WASHINGTON, DC USA ( - Identifying patients with muscle invasive disease who are at increased risk of nodal metastases would help select those that need more extensive lymph node dissection.

The authors evaluated 552 patients who had muscle invasive bladder cancer and underwent a radical cystectomy and node dissection. Patients with tumor located on the trigone and a 2 fold higher risk of nodal metastases than those with cancer elsewhere in the bladder. They also had a 2.5 fold higher risk of disease recurrence after radical cystectomy.

The authors conclude that tumor location may be useful in risk stratification of patients with invasive bladder cancer.



Presented by Robert Svatek, et al. at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting - May 14 - 19, 2011 - Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC USA

Reported for UroToday by David P. Wood Jr., MD, Professor, Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System.


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