Influence of preoperative positive seminal vesicle biopsy on the staging of prostatic cancer.


A total of 71 patients with clinically localized prostatic cancer underwent preoperative biopsy of each seminal vesicle. Group 1 (67 patients) underwent 2 seminal vesicle biopsies before lymph node dissection and vesiculo-prostatectomy, while group 2 (4 patients) underwent seminal vesicle biopsy and lymph node dissection before radiation therapy. In group 1… (More)