The role of retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy in clinical stage B testis cancer: the Indiana University experience (1965 to 1989).

@article{Donohue1995TheRO,
  title={The role of retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy in clinical stage B testis cancer: the Indiana University experience (1965 to 1989).},
  author={John Patrick Donohue and John Thornhill and Richard S. Foster and Richard Bihrle and Randall G. Rowland and Lawrence Henry Einhorn},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1995},
  volume={153 1},
  pages={
          85-9
        }
}
Between 1965 and 1989, 1,180 patients underwent retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for nonseminomatous germ cell testis cancer (638 underwent primary dissection). Of these patients, 174 were considered to have clinical stage B disease preoperatively (suspected retroperitoneal node metastases by clinical staging). Surgery revealed that 41 patients (23%) actually had pathological stage A disease (no cancerous nodes). This nonspecificity in clinical staging remains consistent despite advance in… CONTINUE READING
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