Nomogram predictive of pathological inguinal lymph node involvement in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis.

@article{Ficarra2006NomogramPO,
  title={Nomogram predictive of pathological inguinal lymph node involvement in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis.},
  author={Vincenzo Ficarra and Filiberto Zattoni and Walter Artibani and Andrea Fandella and Guido Martignoni and Giacomo Novara and Tommaso Prayer Galetti and Tiziano Zambolin and Michael W. Kattan},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2006},
  volume={175 5},
  pages={1700-4; discussion 1704-5}
}
PURPOSE In penile cancer the therapeutic benefits of early inguinal lymphadenectomy must be counterbalanced by the high rates of morbidity, postoperative complications and mortality. A relevant aim is optimizing the selection of the patients who could really have the highest survival advantage from inguinal lymphadenectomy, limiting the cases in which this surgery might be considered over treatment with a risk of severe complications. We generated a nomogram estimating the risk of pathological… CONTINUE READING
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