Prognostic factors of persistently detectable PSA after radical prostatectomy.

  title={Prognostic factors of persistently detectable PSA after radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Angelo Naselli and Carlo Introini and Rossana Andreatta and Bruno Spina and Mauro Truini and Paolo Puppo},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  volume={16 1},
OBJECTIVES To determine predictive factors of detectable prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in patients submitted to radical prostatectomy (RP) and to define the prognostic role of this event. METHODS A total of 318 patients who underwent RP between 2002 and 2007 were selected from our prospective database. Selection criteria were: no neo-adjuvant therapy; surgical specimens analyzed and reviewed according to a standardized protocol by two pathologists; clinical stage T1,T2 or T3 N0… CONTINUE READING


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