The Role of Radical Prostatectomy in the Treatment of Patients with High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Kuzgunbay, Barış; Yaycıoğlu, Özgür
September 2015
Journal of Urological Surgery;Sep2015, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p120
Academic Journal
High-risk prostate cancer (PCa), which is defined as PSA >20 ng/mL or Gleason Score (GS) >7 or ≥cT3a, accounts for up to 40% of newly diagnosed cases and carries a significant risk of progression and death. However, the best management approach for patients with high-risk PCa is still under debate. Recently, radical prostatectomy (RP) with extended lymphadenectomy (LND) has become popular for the treatment of high-risk PCa with good prognosis in selected patients in the context of multimodal approach. However, decision should be made after all treatments have been discussed by a multidisciplinary team and the patient should be informed about the likelihood of a multimodal approach. On the other hand, necessity of sufficient surgical expertise for RP to keep the level of morbidity acceptable in high-risk PCa patients should be kept in mind.


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