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Minerva Medica 2011 August;102(4):333-8

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. Striving for Trifecta outcomes in localised prostate cancer

Barnett C. 1, Kumar P. 1, Challacombe B. 1, Dasgupta P. 1, 2

1 The Urology Centre, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK; 2 MRC Centre for Transplantation, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, King’s College London, King’s Health Partners, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK


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Radical prostatectomy (RP) is the gold standard treatment for localised prostate cancer and its oncological effectiveness has been demonstrated so far. With no doubt though, RP has significant potential morbidity and the selection of patients who will likely benefit from surgery while minimising the side effects of incontinence and erectile dysfunction is fundamental. Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy allows us to achieve oncological control, early continence and preservation of erectile function all in one. Thus, analysing its role is of utmost importance.

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