Positive Surgical Margins in Radical Prostatectomy: Outlining the Problem and Its Long-Term Consequences Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • PSM in RP specimens are uniformly considered an adverse outcome. Regardless of approach (open or laparoscopic), attention to surgical detail is essential to minimize rates. For patients with a PSM destined to experience a cancer recurrence, RT is the only established treatment with curative potential. A randomized trial in patients with PSM comparing immediate postoperative RT to salvage RT is critically needed before definitive recommendations can be made.

publication date

  • January 2009

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.eururo.2008.09.051

PubMed ID

  • 18838211

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 87

end page

  • 99

volume

  • 55

number

  • 1