Importance of Reporting the Gleason Score at the Positive Surgical Margin Site: Analysis of 4,082 Consecutive Radical Prostatectomy Cases.

@article{Kates2016ImportanceOR,
  title={Importance of Reporting the Gleason Score at the Positive Surgical Margin Site: Analysis of 4,082 Consecutive Radical Prostatectomy Cases.},
  author={Max Kates and Nikolai A Sopko and Misop Han and Alan W. Partin and Jonathan I. Epstein},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2016},
  volume={195 2},
  pages={337-42}
}
PURPOSE Since 2010 pathologists at our institution have routinely been documenting the Gleason score at the margin and length of the positive surgical margin after prostatectomy. In this study we evaluate how the Gleason score and positive surgical margin length correlate with the grade and adverse pathological characteristics of the final specimen, and whether the positive surgical margin Gleason score affects the risk of early biochemical recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 4,082… CONTINUE READING