Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Performed after Previous Suprapubic Prostatectomy.

Operative management of prostate cancer in a patient who has undergone previous open suprapubic simple prostatectomy poses a unique surgical challenge. Herein, we describe a case of intermediate risk prostate cancer in a man who had undergone simple prostatectomy ten years prior to presentation. The patient was found to have Gleason 7 prostate cancer on MRI fusion biopsy of the prostate for elevated PSA and underwent an uncomplicated robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

Case reports in medicine. 2016 Jan 02 [Epub]

Johnson F Tsui, Michael Feuerstein, Seyed Behzad Jazayeri, David B Samadi

Department of Urology, Lenox Hill Hospital, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.