Prognostic value of lymph node dissection in patients with muscle-invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract.

@article{Roscigno2008PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of lymph node dissection in patients with muscle-invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract.},
  author={Marco Roscigno and Cesare Cozzarini and Roberto Bertini and Vincenzo Scattoni and M. Freschi and Luigi Filippo Da Pozzo and Alberto Briganti and Andrea Gallina and Umberto Capitanio and R. Colombo and Guazzoni Giorgio and Francesco Montorsi and Patrizio Rigatti},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={794-802}
}
OBJECTIVES To analyze the prognostic role of lymphadenectomy (LND) in patients with muscle-invasive transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the upper urinary tract (UUT) managed with radical surgery. METHODS From 1986 to 2003, 132 consecutive patients with muscle-invasive TCC of the UUT underwent radical surgery. LND was performed in 95 cases. Patients were stratified according to the presence of LND and lymph node (LN) status. Univariable and multivariable Cox regression models determined the… CONTINUE READING
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