Robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. Striving for Trifecta outcomes in localised prostate cancer - Abstract

The Urology Centre, Guy's Hospital, London, UK.


Radical prostatectomy (RP) is the gold standard treatment for localised prostate cancer and its oncological effectiveness has been demonstrated so far. With no doubt though, RP has significant potential morbidity and the selection of patients who will likely benefit from surgery while minimising the side effects of incontinence and erectile dysfunction is fundamental. Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy allows us to achieve oncological control, early continence and preservation of erectile function all in one. Thus, analysing its role is of utmost importance.

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Barnett C, Kumar P, Challacombe B, Dasgupta P.   Are you the author?

Reference: Minerva Med. 2011 Aug;102(4):333-8.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21959706 Prostate Cancer Section