External Validation of Extranodal Extension and Lymph Node Density as Predictors of Survival in Node-positive Bladder Cancer after Radical Cystectomy

@article{MassonLecomte2012ExternalVO,
  title={External Validation of Extranodal Extension and Lymph Node Density as Predictors of Survival in Node-positive Bladder Cancer after Radical Cystectomy},
  author={Alexandra Masson-Lecomte and Dimitri Vordos and Andr{\'a}s Hoznek and Ren{\'e} Yiou and Yves Allory and Claude Cl{\'e}ment Abbou and Alexandre de la Taille and Laurent Salomon},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={20},
  pages={1389-1394}
}
Prognostic factors in pathologic node-positive patients after radical cystectomy are debated. Extranodal extension (ENE) and lymph node density (LND) are strong predictors of survival. The aim of this study was to assess factors predictive of survival and to evaluate the prognostic significance of the tumor, node, metastasis staging system (TNM) nodal classification in a retrospective cohort of node-positive bladder cancers after radical cystectomy. We retrospectively reviewed the data of 75… CONTINUE READING