How can we predict lymphorrhoea and clinically significant lymphocoeles after radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy? Clinical implications

Umberto Capitanio, Federico Pellucchi, Andrea Gallina, Alberto Briganti, Nazareno Suardi, Andrea Salonia, Firas Abdollah, Ettore Di Trapani, Claudio Jeldres, Andrea Cestari, Pierre I. Karakiewicz, Francesco Montorsi

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE • To identify clinical and pathological variables that may help clinicians in predicting, preventing and managing lymphorrhoea and clinically significant lymphocoeles (CSL), which are reported complications after pelvic lymphadenectomy (PLND) and retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP). PATIENTS AND METHODS • We prospectively analysed 552 consecutive men with prostate cancer who underwent RRP and PLND (2006-2008). • All patients had detailed clinical and pathological data prospectively recorded in an electronic database. Drains were removed when the amount of lymph was

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1095-1101
Number of pages7
JournalBJU International
Volume107
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • lymphadenectomy
  • lymphocoele
  • lymphorrhoea
  • prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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