Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2008;11(4):320-4. doi: 10.1038/pcan.2008.29. Epub 2008 May 20.

Pelvic lymphadenectomy in prostate cancer.

Author information

  • 1Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Abstract

This review analyzes the anatomy of the prostate gland's lymphatic drainage, the optimal anatomic extend of pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) and which dissection may be superior, who should undergo a PLND during prostatectomy, and its potential therapeutic benefits and complications. The prostate gland's lymphatic drainage can be variable, but frequently metastatic disease is found in the internal iliac chain. We conclude that the extended PLND yields the most lymph nodes and therefore may be superior. Some have demonstrated an unproven survival benefit after performing an extended PLND, possibly from removal of occult disease or from more accurate staging.

PMID:
18490935
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Nature Publishing Group
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk