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Interposition nerve grafting during radical prostatectomy: cumulative review and critical appraisal of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19428071     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 1997, the first report of sural nerve interposition grafting during radical prostatectomy was published in Urology. The favorable findings in this initial pilot study generated numerous follow-up reports that have demonstrated conflicting and contradictory outcomes. Certainly, controversy exists regarding the true benefit of nerve grafting. This review will objectively and critically summarize the salient literature, discuss evolving techniques, and offer insight into the future of interposition grafting in the current era of clinically localized prostate cancer and robotic prostatectomy.
Wesley M White; Edward D Kim
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-05-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  74     ISSN:  1527-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-03     Completed Date:  2009-08-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Penile Erection
Prostatectomy / methods*
Sural Nerve / transplantation*
Tissue and Organ Harvesting / methods

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