Extended pelvic lymphadenectomy in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy: high incidence of lymph node metastasis.

@article{Heidenreich2002ExtendedPL,
  title={Extended pelvic lymphadenectomy in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy: high incidence of lymph node metastasis.},
  author={A. Heidenreich and Z. Varga and R. von Knobloch},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2002},
  volume={167 4},
  pages={
          1681-6
        }
}
PURPOSE Lymphadenectomy for prostate cancer is limited to obturator and external iliac lymph nodes, although the internal lymph nodes represent the primary landing zone of lymphatic drainage. We performed anatomically adequate extended pelvic lymphadenectomy to assess the incidence of lymph node metastasis in cases of clinically localized prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 103 consecutive patients underwent extended pelvic lymphadenectomy at radical retropubic prostatectomy… Expand
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