Impact of the number of lymph nodes retrieved on outcome in patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer
Carcinoma, Transitional Cell
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
These results indicate that surgical resection and pathological assessment of an adequate number of lymph nodes in cystectomy specimens increases the likelihood of proper staging and impacts patient outcome. Such information is important not only for the therapy and prognosis of individuals, but also for identifying those who may benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy.