Bladder neck involvement at radical prostatectomy: positive margins or advanced T4 disease?

@article{Yossepowitch2000BladderNI,
  title={Bladder neck involvement at radical prostatectomy: positive margins or advanced T4 disease?},
  author={Ofer Yossepowitch and Dov Engelstein and Myriam Konichezky and Avishai Sella and Pinhas M. Livne and Jack Baniel},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2000},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={448-52}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the prognosis of patients with bladder neck (BN) involvement in radical prostatectomy specimens and compare it with patients with seminal vesicle invasion (SVI) presumed to have an inferior stage according to the TNM classification. METHODS Two hundred eighty-six case files of consecutive radical prostatectomies were reviewed. The records of patients with pathologic BN involvement (pT4a) or SVI (pT3c) were thoroughly analyzed and compared. The mean and median follow-up… CONTINUE READING
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