Comprehensive Prospective Comparative Analysis of Outcomes Between Open and Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Conducted in 2003 to 2005 Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Laparoscopy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • At our institution and during the study period laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and retropubic radical prostatectomy provided comparable oncological efficacy. Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy was associated with less blood loss and a lower transfusion rate, and higher postoperative hospital visits and readmission rate. While the recovery of potency was equivalent, that of continence was superior after retropubic radical prostatectomy.

publication date

  • May 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3622224

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2008.01.026

PubMed ID

  • 18353387

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1811

end page

  • 7; discussion 1817

volume

  • 179

number

  • 5