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Table 3 Number and location of PET positive lymph nodes in all patients (n = 119)

From: Distribution of prostate nodes: a PET/CT-derived anatomic atlas of prostate cancer patients before and after surgical treatment

Location Region affected Lymph nodes affected n; (%/all pathologic lymph nodes) Geographical miss (n = regions) Geographical miss n; (%/pathologic lymph nodes)
Internal pudendal nodes 7 7 (2.4) 0 0
Inferior rectal nodes 0 0   
Periprostatic lymphatic plexus 1 1 (0.3) 0 0
Seminal vesicle lymphatic plexus 0 0   
Perirectal lymphatic plexus 10 11 (3.8) 8 9 (81.8)
Perivesical lymphatic plexus 10 11 (3.8) 7 7 (63.6)
Sacral nodes 3 6 (2.1) 2 5 (83.3)
Internal iliac nodes 32 37 (13.0) 0 0
External iliac nodes 60 73 (25.4) 7 7 (9.6)
Superior rectal nodes 2 2 (0.7) 2 2 (100)
Common iliac nodes 52 70 (24.4) 11 12 (17.1)
Para-aortic nodes 31 57 (19.9) 31 57 (100)
Inguinal nodes 11 12 (4.2) 11 12 (100)
Total 219 287 79 111 (38.7)