Role of Lymphadenectomy for Prostate Cancer: Indications and Controversies

Jeffrey C. La Rochelle, Christopher L. Amling

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


Pelvic lymph node dissection is the only reliable technique to detect low-volume lymph node involvement in prostate cancer. Extended lymph node dissections that include the internal iliac chain in addition to the external iliac and obturator packets have shown a significantly higher proportion of patients to have lymphatic involvement than previously recognized. The improved staging afforded by a more extended dissection raises several questions. Addressing these questions is the focus of this review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-395
Number of pages9
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2011


  • Lymph node dissection
  • Lymphadenectomy
  • Prostate cancer
  • Staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


Dive into the research topics of 'Role of Lymphadenectomy for Prostate Cancer: Indications and Controversies'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this