Morbidity and functional outcomes of salvage radical prostatectomy for locally recurrent prostate cancer after radiation therapy
Early Detection of Cancer
Due to patient selection the major complication rate after salvage RP has improved significantly with time and it is similar to that of standard RP. Rates of anastomotic stricture and moderate to severe incontinence are higher than those observed after standard RP. However, most patients recover reasonable urinary continence and a substantial number of select patients recover potency. The acceptable morbidity profile of salvage RP following EBRT and transperineal IRT should persuade more physicians to consider patients for this potentially curative procedure.