Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: Inching toward Gold Standard - Abstract

Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) offers excellent and lasting oncologic control.

Technical refinements in apical dissection, such as the retroapical approach of synchronous urethral transection, and adoption of real-time frozen section analysis of the excised prostate during RARP have substantially reduced positive surgical margin rates, particularly in high-risk disease patients. Furthermore, precision offered by the robotic platform and technical evolution of radical prostatectomy, including enhanced nerve sparing (veil), have led to improved potency and continence outcomes as well as better safety profile in patients undergoing surgical therapy for prostate cancer.

Written by:
Sood A, Jeong W, Peabody JO, Hemal AK, Menon M.   Are you the author?
Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA; Department of Urology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, Medical Center Boulevard, NC 27157-1090, USA.  

Reference: Urol Clin North Am. 2014 Nov;41(4):473-484.
doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2014.07.002

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25306159 Prostate Cancer Section