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International Society of Urological Pathology Consensus Conference on Handling and Staging of Radical Prostatectomy Specimens

Egevad, Lars MD, PhD*; Srigley, John R. MD, FRCPC; Delahunt, Brett MD, FRCPA

Advances in Anatomic Pathology: July 2011 - Volume 18 - Issue 4 - p 301–305
doi: 10.1097/PAP.0b013e3182211ce0
Review Articles

The 2009 International Society of Urological Pathology consensus conference on handling and staging of radical prostatectomy specimens issued recommendations for standardization of pathology reporting of radical prostatectomy specimens. The conference addressed specimen handling, T2 substaging, prostate cancer volume, extraprostatic extension, lymphovascular invasion, seminal vesicle invasion, lymph node metastases, and surgical margins. This review summarizes the conclusions and recommendations resulting from the consensus process.

*Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

No funding has been received from National Institutes of Health (NIH); Wellcome Trust or Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Disclosure/Conflict of Interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Reprints: Lars Egevad, MD, PhD, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital Solna, Radiumhemmet P1:02, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden (e-mail:

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.