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Locally advanced prostate cancer imaging findings and implications for treatment from the surgical perspective

Abstract

The anatomy of the prostate is reviewed in the context of discussing the staging of prostate cancer and patterns of tumor spread. The utility of prostate magnetic resonance imaging along with new advancements in tumor staging are discussed specifically in locally advanced disease. What should be included in the radiology report carries a substantial weight to formulate the urologist’s decision in regards to the selection of surgical candidates, preoperative planning and avoiding postoperative complications.

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Elsherif, S.B., Kuchana, V., Aslam, R. et al. Locally advanced prostate cancer imaging findings and implications for treatment from the surgical perspective. Abdom Radiol (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00261-019-02318-3

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Keywords

  • Prostate cancer
  • MpMRI
  • Locally advanced disease
  • Staging
  • PI-RADS