TITLE

Minimally Invasive Radical Prostatectomy

AUTHOR(S)
Humphreys, Mitchell R.; Gettman, Matthhw T.; Chow, George K.; Zincke, Horst; Blute, Michael L.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p1169
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses various aspects of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy. Minimally invasive approaches to prostatectomy are gaining momentum for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. The lay public, media, and the urologic community discuss the development and practice of these new procedures avidly. The technical feasibility of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LAP) and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy has been proved at select experienced centers; however, many unanswered questions remain about widespread clinical use and postoperative efficacy. Because of the steep learning curve, LAP is not performed at most U.S. centers, especially when results with traditional open prostatectomies are excellent.
ACCESSION #
14679592

 

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