Accuracy of frozen section detection of lymph node metastases in prostatic carcinoma.

@article{Catalona1982AccuracyOF,
  title={Accuracy of frozen section detection of lymph node metastases in prostatic carcinoma.},
  author={WilliamJ. Catalona and Andrew John Stein},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1982},
  volume={127 3},
  pages={
          460-1
        }
}
To examine the accuracy of frozen sections in the detection of pelvic lymph node metastases in patients with prostatic cancer, the results of frozen and paraffin sections were compared in 75 consecutive patients with clinical stage A or B prostatic cancer. Frozen sections were positive for cancer in 16 patients (21 per cent), 14 of whom had gross lymphadenopathy, and in all cases cancer was confirmed on paraffin sections. Of 59 patients with negative frozen sections 11 (19 per cent) had… CONTINUE READING
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