Risk factors for pelvic lymphoceles post-radical prostatectomy.

  title={Risk factors for pelvic lymphoceles post-radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Wael Y. Khoder and Matthias Trottmann and Alexander G. Buchner and Andrea Stuber and Sabine Hoffmann and Christian G Stief and Armin J. Becker},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  volume={18 9},
BACKGROUND Lymphoceles (LC) represent a well-described rare complication post-radical prostatectomy (RP). Our aim was to determine risk factors and to develop possible prevention strategies for LC in a community-based study. METHODS Data from 1163 RP-patients from 67 clinics between January 2002 and December 2004 were retrospectively evaluated. Patients underwent pelvic imaging procedures/LC-management during 3 weeks of rehabilitation post-RP. RESULTS LC were identified in 304 patients (26… CONTINUE READING
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