Is lymph node dissection necessary for staging while undergoing nephrectomy in patients with renal cell carcinoma?

Demir T., Aliyev A., Beşiroğlu M., Araz M., Köstek O., Sakin A., ...More

Current problems in cancer, vol.45, pp.100619, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.currproblcancer.2020.100619
  • Journal Name: Current problems in cancer
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.100619
  • Keywords: AJCC staging system, Lymph node dissection, Lymph node metastasis, Nephrectomy, Renal cell carcinoma, RADICAL NEPHRECTOMY, INVOLVEMENT
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The essential treatment for patients with renal cell carcinoma is nephrectomy. As no lymph node dissection (LND) could be performed in the majority of these patients, healthy staging could not be carried out. In this study, we investigated the impact of LND during nephrectomy on patient survival.