Surgery for Testicular Cancer: UK and European Experience
Surgery for metastatic testis cancer is done for several reasons. It gives diagnostic information, especially in staging apparent stage 1 disease, it provides prognostic information by defining the pathological results of chemotherapy, and, most importantly, is done therapeutically, to remove residual viable disease. The purpose of this article is to define European practice, for comparison with that in the USA, as described elsewhere by Foster and colleagues. The author will, of necessity, provide the most detailed information on UK, rather than general European, practice, using data, involving 909 patients (Table 34.1), from a survey carried out of the majority of British centres performing surgery for metastatic testis cancer .
KeywordsGerm Cell Tumour Testicular Cancer European Experience Nerve Spare Interventional Surgery
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