Standardization of pelvic lymphadenectomy performed at radical cystectomy: Can we establish a minimum number of lymph nodes that should be removed? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cystectomy
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms

abstract

  • No evidence was found that a minimum number of LNs is sufficient for optimizing bladder cancer outcomes when a limited or extended pelvic LN dissection is performed during RC. Instead, the probability of survival continues to rise as the number of LNs removed increases. This study supports a more extended LN dissection at the time of RC, and highlights the challenges of interpreting retrospective LN dissection data.

publication date

  • November 15, 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.22250

PubMed ID

  • 17041887

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2368

end page

  • 74

volume

  • 107

number

  • 10