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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2019 April;71(2):185-8

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-2249.19.03334-4

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in liver transplant recipient

Kenneth LIM 1, Riccardo AUTORINO 1 , Alessandro VECCIA 1, Eduardo B. ZUKOVKSI 1, Marlon LEVY 2, Lance J. HAMPTON 1

1 Division of Urology, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA, USA; 2 Division of Transplant Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA, USA



Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) in liver transplant recipients (LTRs) is not well documented. We present two cases of RALP in LTRs with localized prostate cancer (PCa). In both cases, a transperitoneal approach was used, and they were successfully completed without perioperative complications. Thus, RALP seems to be a feasible, safe and effective treatment for PCa in LTRs. Significant modifications to the surgical technique do not seem to be required, and patient optimization in preparation for surgery remains the key factor. History of liver transplant should not discourage embarking in a RALP in Centers with adequate robotic expertise.


KEY WORDS: Robotic surgical procedures; Prostatectomy; Liver transplantation; Prostatic neoplasms

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