Radical retropubic prostatectomy plus orchiectomy versus orchiectomy alone for pTxN+ prostate cancer: a matched comparison.

@article{Ghavamian1999RadicalRP,
  title={Radical retropubic prostatectomy plus orchiectomy versus orchiectomy alone for pTxN+ prostate cancer: a matched comparison.},
  author={Reza Ghavamian and Eric J. Bergstralh and Michael L. Blute and Jeffrey Slezak and Horst Zincke},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1999},
  volume={161 4},
  pages={1223-7; discussion 1227-8}
}
PURPOSE Untreated stage pTxN+ prostate cancer is associated with a poor outcome. Monotherapy (surgery, radiation, hormonal therapy) alone is associated with a high progression rate. We evaluate whether radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy plus early adjuvant orchiectomy impart a survival advantage compared to pelvic lymphadenectomy and orchiectomy alone in a matched cohort of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1966 and 1995, 382 and 79 patients with stage pTxN+ prostate… CONTINUE READING
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