What is the role of pelvic lymphadenectomy in partial cystectomy?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: E Jason Abel, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Pelvic lymphadenectomy during cystectomy remains the most accurate way of identifying metastatic disease in the lymphatic system. Primary regions of lymphatic spread of bladder cancer include the perivesical, hypogastric, obturator, external iliac, and presacral nodes.


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