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The future of pelvic lymph node dissection for urological malignancies

Controversies over how, why and when pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) should be performed persist. Available data suggest that a limited number of patients will experience a curative benefit from PLND, but it remains the most tried and tested diagnostic tool for staging. New techniques aim to improve noninvasive detection of diseased nodes.

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ClinicalTrials.gov PLND trials: https://beta.clinicaltrials.gov/search?patient=pelvic%20lymph%20node%20dissection&locStr=&distance=0&page=2

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Ineichen, G.B., Burkhard, F.C. The future of pelvic lymph node dissection for urological malignancies. Nat Rev Urol 19, 575–576 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41585-022-00641-x

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