[Comment] Fluorescence in prostate cancer surgery

January, 01, 2024 | Select Oncology Journal Articles

Prostate cancer is different from many other solid tumours, mainly because of its multifocal growth pattern, which precludes a conservative approach during surgery.1 Moreover, even when spread to the locoregional lymph nodes, it cannot always be clearly identified during surgery. This has led to two different surgical management scenarios. For organ-confined disease, the inability to identify the boundaries of the tumour within the gland makes the radical excision of the gland necessary, which has a substantial effect on patients’ postoperative functional outcomes and leading to a not negligible rate of positive surgical margins.

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