Trends in radical prostatectomy: Review Article Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • The surgical treatment of prostate cancer ideally removes the entire cancer, avoids excessive blood loss or serious perioperative complications, and results in complete recovery of continence and potency. To achieve this, the surgeon must excise sufficient periprostatic tissue to cure the cancer while preserving the cavernosal nerves required for erectile function and the neuromusculature required for normal urinary and bowel function. Here we will examine recent trends in radical prostatectomy, focusing on surgical technique.

publication date

  • February 2009

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2008.02178.x

PubMed ID

  • 19183234

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 151

end page

  • 60

volume

  • 16

number

  • 2