Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection in Prostate Cancer Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • On the basis of current data, we suggest that if a PLND is indicated, then it should be extended. Conversely, in view of the low rate of LNI among patients with low-risk PCa, a staging ePLND might be spared in this patient category. Whether this approach is also safe from oncologic perspectives is still unknown. Patients with low-volume nodal metastases have a good long-term prognosis; to what extent this prognosis is the result of a positive impact of PLND on PCa outcomes is still to be determined.

publication date

  • June 2009

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.eururo.2009.03.012

PubMed ID

  • 19297079

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1251

end page

  • 65

volume

  • 55

number

  • 6