The role of preoperative endo-rectal coil magnetic resonance imaging in predicting surgical difficulty for robotic prostatectomy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Pelvis
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Robotics

abstract

  • Patients with larger prostates and with narrow, deep pelvises are predicted to have a more difficult RALP. The PV-to-PCI ratio statistically predicts lengthier and bloodier procedures. However, that ratio does not predict PSM or transfusion risk on regression analysis. The eMRI predicts the level of surgical difficulty and is a valuable adjunctive study to obtain before RALP.

publication date

  • November 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.urology.2010.05.037

PubMed ID

  • 20739048

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1130

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 76

number

  • 5