The inaccuracy of clinical staging of prostate cancer creates the need for surgical staging. Operative laparoscopy provides the means to obtain pathological staging of pelvic lymph nodes with minimal invasiveness and morbidity. Twenty consecutive cases are reviewed; the procedure was successfully performed in 19 patients and conversion to open surgery was necessary in one. The mean number of lymph nodes harvested was 7.4 (range 3-16). Only minor complications were observed and all patients were discharged from hospital on the second or third post-operative day.
|Translated title of the contribution||Laparoscopic staging of patients with carcinoma of the prostate with risk of lymph node metastases|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Acta Urologica Italica|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 2|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
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