Differences in histopathological evaluation of standard lymph node dissections result in differences in nodal count but not in survival
World Journal of Urology, 08/16/2012
Mertens LS et al. – Despite differences in lymph node yield in pelvic lymph node dissection specimens, this study reveals no significant differences in survival outcomes between both hospitals. Standardized histopathological methods should be agreed upon by pathologists before integrating nodal yield and subsequent lymph node density as indicators of the quality of surgery and as prognostic factors.