Mesenteric adenopathy in patients with prostate cancer: Frequency and etiology

F. V. Coakley, R. Y. Lin, L. H. Schwartz, D. M. Panicek

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OBJECTIVE. This study was undertaken to determine the frequency and etiology of mesenteric adenopathy revealed at initial-staging CT in patients with prostate cancer. CONCLUSION. Mesenteric adenopathy is a rare finding at initial-staging CT in patients with prostate cancer and is more often due to coexistent lymphoma than to metastatic disease, particularly in the absence of associated pelvic adenopathy and a markedly elevated serum prostate-specific antigen level. Appropriate radiologic interpretation of the finding prevents overstaging of prostate cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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