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Reliability of lymphography as a diagnostic aid in the planning of treatment for bladder carcinoma

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To assess the accuracy of lymphography, 90 lymphograms were compared with surgical and histological findings. Histological correlation with the initial report was found in 65 of 90 cases (72%). Comparison of the original radiologist's report with a recent re-examination showed agreement between the two radiological evaluations in only 74%. Although improvement in diagnostic accuracy can perhaps be obtained, we cannot yet recommend lymphography as an aid in the planning of treatment for bladder carcinoma.

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Essed, E., Mulder, J.D. Reliability of lymphography as a diagnostic aid in the planning of treatment for bladder carcinoma. Urol. Res. 7, 93–96 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00254687

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Key words

  • Bladder carcinoma
  • Staging
  • Lymphography