Evaluation of clinical staging before cystectomy in transitional cell bladder carcinoma: a long-term follow-up of 276 consecutive patients.

@article{Wijkstrm1998EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of clinical staging before cystectomy in transitional cell bladder carcinoma: a long-term follow-up of 276 consecutive patients.},
  author={Hans Wijkstr{\"o}m and Ulf Norming and Mikael Z. Lagerkvist and Bo N Nilsson and Ingemar N{\"a}slund and Peter N Wiklund},
  journal={British journal of urology},
  year={1998},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={686-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate retrospectively the clinical staging in a consecutive series of patients selected for cystectomy and to define its limitations with a view to possible improvements. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1979 to 1988, 276 patients with newly detected or recurring transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder, were offered pre-operative irradiation (20 Gy) and cystectomy. The patients were assessed during 1995 and the outcome related to both clinical and surgical data. Survival was… CONTINUE READING
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