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Outcomes of initial surveillance of invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the penis and negative nodes.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Urology
0022-5347
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
155
Issue
5
Pages
1626–1631
Identifiers
PMID: 8627839
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Invasive penile cancer may be associated with inguinal lymph node and hematogenous metastasis. A strong case for prophylactic bilateral inguinal lymphadenectomy can be made in patients with primary tumors other than grade 1, since surveillance of these patients will not spare them eventual lymphadenectomy and may potentially compromise survival by delaying surgery. Patients with grade 1 tumors may be offered either careful surveillance or prophylactic bilateral inguinal lymphadenectomy depending on the clinical circumstances and patient preference.

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