Nodal counts during pelvic lymph node dissection for prostate cancer: An objective indicator of quality under the influence of very subjective factors Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • • Without any intentional change in surgical technique or pathological processing, the number of lymph nodes removed in our radical prostatectomy experience increased. • This change coincided with an increased academic interest in the subject and highlights the positive feedback effect. • The change also raises concerns about unaccounted for confounding factors that could affect multi-institutional datasets and surgical clinical trials.

publication date

  • May 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10610.x

PubMed ID

  • 21992661

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1323

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 109

number

  • 9