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Extracapsular extension of pelvic lymph node metastases from urothelial carcinoma of the bladder is an independent prognostic factor.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Publication Date
Volume
23
Issue
10
Pages
2358–2365
Identifiers
PMID: 15800327
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The results of this study indicate that radical cystectomy with bilateral lymphadenectomy can have a curative effect in a subset of patients with pelvic LN positive UCB. Provided that a representative number of LNs are removed by meticulous lymphadenectomy and that a thorough histologic examination is performed, prognosis for such patients can be determined quite reliably. In the multivariate analysis, extracapsular extension of LN metastases was the strongest factor predicting prognosis.

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