Radiotherapy for Incidental Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate
Carcinoma is often discovered in the tissue removed at transurethral resection for urinary obstruction (TURP). Newman and associates report incidental carcinoma in 14% of TURP specimens with careful pathologic evaluation . The high incidence of prostatic cancer found at TURP or autopsy and a much lower age-adjusted mortality from this disease imply that incidental carcinoma is often clinically unimportant. However, these patients are a very heterogeneous group; some never experience disease progression, and others exhibit a significant incidence of lymph node involvement and die of metastatic disease irrespective of local treatment.
KeywordsRadical Prostatectomy Gleason Score Diffuse Involvement Prostatic Cancer Stage Incidental Carcinoma
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