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Table 5 Number and location of PET positive lymph nodes in postoperative patients (n = 87)

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 5 5 (2.4) 0 0
Inferior rectal nodes 0 0   
Periprostatic lymphatic plexus 0 0   
Seminal vesicle lymphatic plexus 0 0   
Perirectal lymphatic plexus 7 7 (3.3) 5 5 (71.4)
Perivesical lymphatic plexus 7 8 (3.8) 4 4 (50)
Sacral nodes 3 6 (2.9) 2 5 (83.3)
Internal iliac nodes 25 30 (14.4) 0 0
External iliac nodes 40 48 (23.0) 3 3 (6.3)
Superior rectal nodes 2 2 (1) 2 2 (100)
Common iliac nodes 40 52 (24.9) 7 7 (13.5)
Para-aortic nodes 24 42 (20.1) 24 42 (100)
Inguinal nodes 8 9 (4.3) 8 9 (100)
Total 161 209 55 77 (36.8)