The Learning Curve for Surgical Margins After Open Radical Prostatectomy: Implications for Margin Status as an Oncological End Point Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • We noted a learning curve for surgical margins after open radical prostatectomy. The poor concordance between surgeon margin and recurrence rates suggests that while margins clearly matter and efforts should be made to decrease positive margin rates, surgical margin status is not a strong surrogate for cancer control. These results have implications for using the margin rate to evaluate changes in surgical technique and as surgeon feedback.

publication date

  • April 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2861336

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2009.12.015

PubMed ID

  • 20171687

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1360

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 183

number

  • 4