Primary retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in clinical stage A non-seminomatous germ cell testis cancer. Review of the Indiana University experience 1965-1989.

@article{Donohue1993PrimaryRL,
  title={Primary retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in clinical stage A non-seminomatous germ cell testis cancer. Review of the Indiana University experience 1965-1989.},
  author={John Patrick Donohue and John Thornhill and Richard S. Foster and Randall G. Rowland and Richard Bihrle},
  journal={British journal of urology},
  year={1993},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={326-35}
}
The results of primary retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) in 464 patients with clinical stage A non-seminomatous germ cell (NSGC) testis cancer treated over 25 years (1965-1989) were reviewed. The results were analysed in clinical terms and subdivided into early (1965-1978) and contemporary (1979-1989) groups in order to be comparable with series using radiotherapy or surveillance. Between 1965 and 1978 (86 clinical stage A patients) the overall relapse rate of 15% (n = 13) was… CONTINUE READING

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