Lymphadenectomy at the time of nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial cancer.

@article{Roscigno2011LymphadenectomyAT,
  title={Lymphadenectomy at the time of nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial cancer.},
  author={Marco Roscigno and Maurizio A. Brausi and Axel Heidenreich and Yair Lotan and Vitaly Margulis and Shahrokh F Shariat and Hein van Poppel and Richard E Zigeuner},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2011},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={776-83}
}
CONTEXT The role of lymph node dissection (LND) in patients treated with radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for upper tract urothelial cancer (UTUC) is still controversial. OBJECTIVE To analyze the impact of lymph node invasion on the outcome of patients, the staging, and the possible therapeutic role of LND in UTUC. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION A Medline search was conducted to identify original articles, review articles, and editorials addressing the role of LND in UTUC. Keywords included upper… CONTINUE READING