Key issues in handling and reporting radical prostatectomy specimens.

  title={Key issues in handling and reporting radical prostatectomy specimens.},
  author={John R. Srigley},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  volume={130 3},
  • John R. Srigley
  • Published 2006 in Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
CONTEXT Patients with prostatic adenocarcinoma commonly undergo radical prostatectomy, and it is often difficult and time consuming to handle the resulting specimens and to report the findings. Pathologic information derived from the radical prostatectomy specimen is used for selecting adjuvant therapy, such as radiotherapy and hormone therapy, and for determining a patient's prognosis. The prostate specimen must be handled in a systematic fashion to derive the appropriate prognostic parameters… CONTINUE READING


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