Table 5.

Incidence of disease recurrence according to lymph node metastases detected by histologic examination and real-time RT-PCR assay

GroupABC
No. patients61222
No. patients undergoing disease recurrence (%)3 (50.0)4 (33.3)1(4.5)
Median time to disease recurrence after radical cystectomy (mo)6713
Pathologically organ-confined disease*
No. patients undergoing disease recurrence/total no. patients0/02/40/18
Pathologically extravesical disease
No. patients undergoing disease recurrence/total no. patients3/62/81/4
  • * pT2 ≥ and pN0.

  • pT3 ≥ or pN1.