Journal article

Extraprostatic Extension into Periprostatic Fat is a More Important Determinant of Prostate Cancer Recurrence than an Invasive Phenotype

Jada Kapoor, Benjamin Namdarian, John Pedersen, Chris Hovens, Daniel Moon, Justin Peters, Anthony J Costello, Paul Ruljancich, Niall M Corcoran

Journal of Urology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2013

Abstract

PURPOSE: Although micrometastasis development correlates closely with the depth of invasion of many tumor types, it is unclear whether invasion into but not through the prostatic pseudocapsule has a negative impact on prognosis, similar to extraprostatic extension. We defined the impact of pseudocapsular invasion on the risk of post-prostatectomy biochemical recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with pT2-3a prostate cancer were identified from a prospectively recorded database. Those with pT2 disease were categorized according to pseudocapsular invasion presence or absence. The impact of pseudocapsular invasion on biochemical recurrence was determined by univariable and multivariable C..

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