Pedal lymphangiography was performed In 30 patients who subsequently underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy, and radical pelvic lymphadenectomy. In 24 of 30 patients, lymphangiograms correctly predicted the presence or absence of nodal Involvement. In spite of certain limitations of the technique. It is considered an essential diagnostic study in patients considered for possible radical prostatic surgery, or in patients who may be candidates for external megavoltage radiotherapy to the prostate gland and its lymphatic drainage.
Cerny, Joseph C.; Weckstein, Malcolm; and Farah, Riad
"Lymphangiography in Staging Carcinoma of the Prostate. A Comparison with Operative Findings,"
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
: Vol. 23
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