BJUI Mini Reviews - Critical review of ‘pentafecta’ outcomes after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in high-volume centres

BERKELEY, CA ( - In the early 1980s several studies emerged that provided detailed description of the periprostatic anatomy.[1]

This played a major role in ameliorating the postoperative morbidity associated with open radical prostatectomy (ORP), as first described by Young in 1905.[2] This was paralleled with the development of minimally invasive surgery initially by gynaecologists and general surgeons. The first laparoscopic RP (LRP) series was reported by Schuessler et al.[3] in 1997. However, the steep learning curve and limitations such as reduction in the range of motion, two-dimensional view, impaired eye – hand coordination, extended learning curve and minimal tactile sensation have prevented the adoption of LRP by most urologists.[4-6] ..View or save the full text Mini Review as a .pdf file


Vipul R. Patel,*† Haidar M. Abdul-Muhsin,* Oscar Schatloff,*† Rafael F. Coelho,*‡ Rair Valero, Young H. Ko,*¶  Ananthakrishnan Sivaraman,*† Kenneth J. Palmer,*† and Sanket Chauhan*†

*Global Robotics Institute, Florida Hospital Celebration Health and †Department of Urology, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Celebration, FL, USA, ‡Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil , §Department of Urology, University of Caracas, Venezuela , and ¶Department of Urology, Korea University, South Korea


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