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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2012 June;64(2):89-96

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Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: tips, tricks and pitfalls

Mottrie A. 1, De Naeyer G. 1, Schatteman P. 1, Frumenzio E. 3, Rossanese M. 2, Ficarra V. 1

1 OLV Robotic Surgery Institute, Aalst, Belgium; 2 Department of Urology, O.L.V. Hospital Aalst, Belgium; 3 Department of Oncologic and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy; 4 Department of Urology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy


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In the last decade, we have assisted to the progressive standardization of the surgical technique of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). This article describes in details our current surgical technique to perform nerve-sparing RARP. Specifically, we took in consideration the tips, tricks and pitfalls of each step of RARP according to our experience.

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