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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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RINCON MAYANS, A. et al. Pelvic lymph node dissection (extended vs standard) and prostate cancer. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.9, pp.879-887. ISSN 0210-4806.

The role and the potential benefit, if any, of pelvic lymphadenectomy in prostate cancer are still controversially discussed. It is generally accepted that PLND at time of radical prostatectomy is the only reliable diagnostic procedure to achieve as much individual histological staging information as possible to trigger postoperative adjuvant management. However, the extent of pelvic lymph node dissection (limited vs. extended) and the most suitable candidates for this procedure are still a matter of intense debate. The aim of this review is to critically evaluate the current status on lymph node dissection in prostate cancer.

Keywords : Prostate cancer; Lymph node; Lymphadenectomy; Radical prostatectomy.

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