Pathologic nodal staging scores in patients treated with radical prostatectomy: A postoperative decision tool Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • Every patient needs PLND for accurate nodal staging. However, a one-size-fits-all approach is too inaccurate. We developed a tool that indicates a node-negative patient is indeed free of lymph node metastasis by evaluating the number of examined nodes, pT stage, RP Gleason score, surgical margins, and prostate-specific antigen. This tool may help in postoperative decision making.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.eururo.2013.06.041

PubMed ID

  • 23850255

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 439

end page

  • 46

volume

  • 66

number

  • 3