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Update in Staging Systems

  • P. C. Sogani
  • W. F. WhitmoreJr.
Part of the Clinical Practice in Urology book series (PRACTICE UROLOG)

Abstract

Aside from purely taxonomic purposes, the staging of prostatic cancer is important to planning mangement, estimating prognosis, characterizing individual patients or groups of patients, and comparing results of various treatments. There is as yet no universally accepted clinical staging classification for prostatic cancer but two systems, the American and the TNM, with various modifications, are widely used (Whitmore 1984).

Keywords

Prostatic Cancer Seminal Vesicle Pelvic Lymph Node Digital Rectal Examination Pelvic Lymphadenectomy 
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  • P. C. Sogani
  • W. F. WhitmoreJr.

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