Perineal radical prostatectomy in the minimally invasive era - Abstract

Radical prostatectomy is currently the standard of care for localized prostate cancer.

In the last decade, the minimally invasive surgery, especially the robotic surgery has been growing and open techniques are less frequent performed. A non-systematic review of the literature is performed, highlighting the current situation of the perineal radical prostatectomy in the minimally invasive era, its indications, and functional and oncological outcomes. Radical perineal prostatectomy, when compared with other surgical approaches, still experience favorable outcomes. Urologist might be abandoning an underused surgical approach.

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Rioja J, Rincon Mayans A, Parra RO.   Are you the author?
Department of Urology, Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain.

Reference: Arch Esp Urol. 2012 Oct;65(8):726-736.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23117680

Article in English, Spanish. Prostate Cancer Section