Role of Lymphadenectomy for Prostate Cancer: Indications and Controversies

Jeffrey C. La Rochelle, Christopher L. Amling

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Abstract

Pelvic lymph node dissection is the only reliable technique to detect low-volume lymph node involvement in prostate cancer. Extended lymph node dissections that include the internal iliac chain in addition to the external iliac and obturator packets have shown a significantly higher proportion of patients to have lymphatic involvement than previously recognized. The improved staging afforded by a more extended dissection raises several questions. Addressing these questions is the focus of this review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-395
Number of pages9
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

Keywords

  • Lymph node dissection
  • Lymphadenectomy
  • Prostate cancer
  • Staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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