Variations among individual surgeons in the rate of positive surgical margins in radical prostatectomy specimens Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male

abstract

  • While the clinical and pathological features of cancer are associated with the risk of a positive margin in radical prostatectomy specimens, the technique used by individual surgeons is also a factor. Lower rates of positive surgical margins for high volume surgeons suggest that experience and careful attention to surgical details, adjusted for the characteristics of the cancer being treated, can decrease positive surgical margin rates and improve cancer control with radical prostatectomy.

publication date

  • December 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.ju.0000091100.83725.51

PubMed ID

  • 14634399

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2292

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 170

number

  • 6 I