Pelvic lymph node dissection for prostate cancer: Frequency and distribution of nodal metastases in a contemporary radical prostatectomy series Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • In contemporary American patients with clinically localized prostate cancer lymph node metastases were found more often and frequently exclusively in the obturator and hypogastric areas than in the external iliac area. Pelvic lymph node dissection limited to the external iliac area above the obturator nerve would identify and remove lymph node metastases in only a third of the patients with positive nodes found at full pelvic lymph node dissection.

publication date

  • June 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2012.01.079

PubMed ID

  • 22498221

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2082

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 187

number

  • 6