The role of a thorough pelvic lymph node dissection at radical cystectomy for high risk bladder cancer is an important component for quality surgical care. Selected patients with advanced disease involving the retroperitoneal lymph nodes (limited nodal disease, significant response to systemic therapy, and the ability to resect all sites of prior involvement) may benefit from surgical resection.

European urology focus. 2019 Sep 21 [Epub ahead of print]

Bernard H Bochner

Urology Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address: .