prostatectomy


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prostatectomy

[‚präs·tə′tek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of all or part of the prostate.
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Long-term hazard of progression after radical prostatectomy for clinically localized prostate cancer: continued risk of biochemical failure after 5 years.
Many key factors have a role in patients' safe discharge from the hospital after prostatectomy.
The data follow previously published six-month follow-up from the same trial on a smaller subset of 17 men with erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomy (publication available here).
Keywords: Radical prostatectomy, incontinence, prostate cancer, robot assisted surgery
Radical prostatectomy is associated with higher early mortality, but better long-term survival than external beam radiation therapy in men with stage II prostate cancer
The patient elected to undergo robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP).
Figure 1: Line chart showing mean maximum flow rate (ml/sec) preoperatively, 3 weeks postoperatively and 3 months postoperatively in TURP and open prostatectomy groups.
Stephenson advises, consider the skill and experience of the surgeon, not the type of surgery, before undergoing radical prostatectomy.
There are also other options besides prostatectomy.
Hem-o-lok clip: a neglected cause of severe bladder neck contracture and consequent urinary incontinence after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.
Urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction represent the most common long term sequelae of radical prostatectomy and the most important determinants of postoperative quality of life [5, 6].
2) Persistent and bothersome urinary leakage following prostatectomy is a commonly reported side effect of the surgery, with reports ranging from a 1% to 40% incidence (3-5), depending on how incontinence is defined.

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