ERUS 2018: Intraoperative Frozen Section of the Dorsal Vein for Prediction of Anterior Extracapsular Extension after Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy

Marseille, France ( Dr. Wong presented a study on the utilization of intraoperative frozen section of the dorsal vein for the prediction of anterior extracapsular extension (ECE) in robotic radical prostatectomy (RALP).

ERUS 2018: Improved Early Continence after Early Suprapubic Tube Removal Compared to Standard Transurethral and Suprapubic Catheterization in Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: A Prospective Randomized Trial

Marseille, France ( Dr. Harke presented their prospective study comparing different catheters for a different duration of time after robotic radical prostatectomy (RALP). This study won the best poster award at the ERUS 2018 meeting.

ERUS 2018: A Pathological Landscape of Recurrence after Focal HIFU for Prostate Cancer: A High Rate of Adverse Findings at Salvage Prostatectomy and Limited Sensitivity of MRI

Marseille, France ( High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is one of the focal treatment modalities for focal prostate cancer. Not much is known on the pathologic features of a patient with HIFU failures who progress to salvage robotic radical prostatectomy (sRARP).

ERUS 2018: ERUS Education Working Group on Education and Training

Marseille, France ( Dr. Van der Poel provided an overview of the ERUS education working group and its current endeavors.

To become an ERUS training center, there are several mandatory criteria:

ERUS 2018: Salvage Surgery and Treatment of the Primary in Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Need or Search for Indications?

Marseille, France ( This session focused on the treatment of the primary tumor in the setting of metastatic prostate cancer. There is a growing need to improve the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer patients, who currently have an overall survival of only 50% at five years. Therefore, the concept of treatment of the primary tumor has been questioned in this setting to improve survival. Intuitively, treating the primary tumor makes sense due to several reasons:

ERUS 2018: How to Manage Complications During Prostate Surgery

Marseille, France ( Dr. Sotelo gave the state of the art lecture in the ERUS 2018 meeting in Marseille. This talk focused on the major complication encountered in urologic robotic procedures and included some videos as well.

The number of robotic urological procedures performed worldwide is continuing to rise, with the most common procedure being robotic radical prostatectomy (RALP). This rise in robotic procedure prevalence is associated with the fact that more surgeons are in their learning curve, being more susceptible to make errors, which can result in major complications. Dr. Sotelo focused on three types of common urologic robotic complications:

ERUS 2018: The ERUS Booklet on ERAS

Marseille, France ( Dr. Waltz gave a brief overview on ERUS booklet on ERAS.  ERAS is a multi-profession approach including surgeons, anesthesiologists, nursing staff, patients and general practitioners (GP). The three cornerstones of ERAS include:

  1. Minimally invasive surgery
  2. Clinical pathway
  3. Active patient
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