Role of lymphadenectomy for prostate cancer: Indications and controversies - Abstract

Division of Urology, Oregon Health & Science University, 3303 Southwest Bond Avenue, CH10U, Portland, OR 97239, USA.


Pelvic lymph node dissection is the only reliable technique to detect low-volume lymph node involvement in prostate cancer. Extended lymph node dissections that include the internal iliac chain in addition to the external iliac and obturator packets have shown a significantly higher proportion of patients to have lymphatic involvement than previously recognized. The improved staging afforded by a more extended dissection raises several questions. Addressing these questions is the focus of this review.

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La Rochelle JC, Amling CL.   Are you the author?

Reference: Urol Clin North Am. 2011 Nov;38(4):387-95.
doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2011.07.009

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22045170 Prostate Cancer Section


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