Brachytherapy of the prostate is touted as a simple, safe procedure, and a more conservative alternative to surgery. Although data regarding long term complications subsequent to brachytherapy is plentiful, there is a dearth of information on short term complications following brachytherapy. This study fills this knowledge gap and identifies the rate of hospital visits and inpatient admission after brachytherapy. In doing so, the authors highlight the not-so-benign course sometimes encountered following brachytherapy.
Presented By: Belinda Li, M.D., Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Reviewed by: Roger Li MD Urologic Oncology Fellow, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Ashish M. Kamat MD Professor, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX
at the 2017 AUA Annual Meeting - May 12 - 16, 2017 – Boston, Massachusetts, USA