Lymph nodes in "deep belly" & "back"

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kziz
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/21/2007 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone here know if lymph nodes outside the pelvic region can be biopsied during the        da vinci procedure?  It sounds like the lymph nodes in question are near the spinal cord.  We go to local urologist tomorrow for e coli test, but not sure we will get to discuss it with him.  We are planning on going out of state for procedure and our consult is not until the day before surgery.  We would hate to get there and find out he can't reach these nodes.  Thanks Courtney 
Kurt & Courtney
47 year old
Great Health prior to dx
Dx on 1/29/07
PSA 4.1
Gleason 3+3=6, both lobes
Stage T2c, I believe
Tumor involves 20% of cores, both lobes
Live in OK
Da Vinci scheduled 3-15-07 in Austin


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 2/21/2007 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I think they can, Courtney, but they usually don't unless they have reason to suspect a distant invasion. I am in the City of Hope tomorrow for my post-op pathology resilts, I will ask if he did biopsy any additional lymphs. My surgeon told me that the local lymphs were clean. Because he said that a "suspicious" tissue was left behind, I'll ask about additional lymphs and whether they were tested.

Tony

kziz
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 2/21/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks tony. good luck tomorrow! Courtney
Kurt & Courtney
47 year old
Great Health prior to dx
Dx on 1/29/07
PSA 4.1
Gleason 3+3=6, both lobes
Stage T2c, I believe
Tumor involves 20% of cores, both lobes
Live in OK
Da Vinci scheduled 3-15-07 in Austin

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