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Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: review and assessment of an emerging technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15809776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Several recent reports have affirmed the feasibility of the laparoscopic approach for radical prostatectomy. In this review, we discuss the morbidities associated with this technique and compare outcomes and convalescence with standard open radical prostatectomy. METHODS: We reviewed all currently published data on laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and our series of 45 robotic-assisted radical prostatectomies and compared them to several landmark series of open retropubic and perineal radical prostatectomies. RESULTS: Although the initial series reported long operating times, these times have been significantly reduced in more recent series. Data on blood loss, convalescence, impotence, and incontinence rates have also been promising. CONCLUSIONS: Although follow-up has been short thus far, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy has been shown to be similar to open radical prostatectomy in several areas.
J B Basillote; T E Ahlering; D W Skarecky; D I Lee; R V Clayman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2004-10-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical endoscopy     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1432-2218     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Endosc     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-05     Completed Date:  2006-04-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806653     Medline TA:  Surg Endosc     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1694-711     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, University of California at Irvine, Room 304, Bldg. 55, Rt. 81, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Laparoscopy / adverse effects,  methods*
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology,  etiology
Prostatectomy / adverse effects,  methods*
Suture Techniques

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