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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Our hypothesis was that lack of previous experience in laparoscopic prostatectomy surgery does not interfere in the learning of RARP.
Many key factors have a role in patients' safe discharge from the hospital after prostatectomy. Patients must be comfortable with urinary catheter care and demonstrate the ability to change drainage bags.
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
The patient elected to undergo robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP).
Broomberg told Izindaba that Discovery Health had performed a detailed health economic analysis on the use of the da Vinci robotic system for prostatectomy. Based on this, they funded the da Vinci robotic prostatectomy up to a 'defined rand limit', which was currently at a 40-60% premium over the cost of the open prostatectomy procedure.
There are also other options besides prostatectomy. For all men facing this, it is important to find a physician who knows what treatments are available and can discuss them clearly, along with the potential outcomes.
Perioperative complications of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: the Montsouris 3-year experience.
The puboprostatic ligament sparing radical prostatectomy technique used has been described elsewhere [8-10].
(1) Approximately 40% of men with localized prostate cancer elect to undergo radical prostatectomy. (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.
Although some minor differences in macroscobic evaluation may be seen among authors, it is essential to paint and sample the entire prostatectomy specimen.
The researchers also checked whether radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy was associated with depression, but these results were inconclusive.

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