In carcinoma of the prostate, involvement of regional lymph nodes can occur early in its natural history and be independent of haematogenous spread, as demonstrated by Flocks et al. (1959) in a surgical series of 411 patients. The significance of lymph node involvement in treatment strategy and its importance in prognosis is considerable (Flocks 1973).


Filling Defect Normal Node Oblique View Royal Marsden Hospital Haematogenous Spread 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Macdonald
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  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Institute of Cancer ResearchRoyal Marsden HospitalGB - LondonUK

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