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Conception of sentinel lymph node in prostate cancer patients – preliminary experience
Article published in Urologia Polska 2008/61/2.


Robert Klijer, Krzysztof Bar, Waldemar Białek, Marek Urban, Beata Chrapko
Katedra i Klinika Urologii i Onkologii Urologicznej Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Lublinie
Zakład Medycyny Nuklearnej Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie


prostate prostate cancer radical prostatectomy sentinel lymph node


The aim of the study. To describe practical aspects of application of sentinel lymph node conception in management of patients
with prostate cancer. We presented early results of the technique.
Material and method. From 2006 to 2008 year, twelve patients with T1c-T2 stage prostate cancer (56-71 years old), were enrolled
into the study. All of them underwent open radical retropubic prostatectomy in Department of Urology and Urological Oncology of
Medical University in Lublin.
Results. The correlation between images from lymphoscintigraphy and localizations of sentinel lymph nodes detected intraoperatively
with gamma probe, was confirmed. In 5 patients (45.4%) micrometastases in sentinel lymph nodes were revealed.
Conclusion. Conception of sentinel lymph node in prostate cancer patients is reasonable. This method be applicable in precise assessment
of sentinel lymph node in patients prostate cancer and should be implemented into clinical practice.


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