Pelvic lymph node dissection and robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

With the introduction of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) there came suggestions from some surgeons that this technique made pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) more difficult. However, a new review by a respected international group of authors clearly disagrees with this suggestion. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

In today’s new reports we summarize information from recent papers dealing with:

  • Apical biopsy cores in initial diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • Imaging studies in the initial work-up of newly diagnosed patients
  • Intrafascial dissection of peri-prostatic tissue during laparoscopic surgery
  • Similarity of short-term rates of biochemical recurrence after open surgery or RALP
  • Does how we define post-surgical biochemical recurrence matter — and if so, when? … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In todayas news reports we deal with items about:

  • Celecoxib therapy prior to radical prostatectomy for cT1-2 disease
  • Sentinel lymph node dissection (again)
  • Surgical decompression and spinal reconstruction in man with spinal metastasis … READ MORE …

Sentinel lymph node dissection in prostate cancer

A technique known as sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) has replaced extended lymphadenectomy for nodal staging in several types of solid tumor cancers. … READ MORE …