Combined Lymph Node Aspiration Cytology and Tumour Grade in Staging of Prostatic Cancer

  • L. Luciani
  • P. Scappini
  • G. L. Failoni
  • F. Piscioli


The prognosis and treatment of prostatic cancer are strictly related to the status of the draining nodes. Imaging methods commonly employed in the study of the pelvic nodes do not allow exact knowledge of the presence or absence of metastatic deposits and therefore false positive and false negative results are often given. Histological examination of the nodes should be the procedure of choice, but the role of staging pelvic lymphadenectomy in the management of prostatic cancer is still controversial [1, 2].


Prostatic Cancer Grade System Gleason Score Prostatic Carcinoma Prostatic Adenocarcinoma 
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  • L. Luciani
  • P. Scappini
  • G. L. Failoni
  • F. Piscioli

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