Journal article

Predicting the risk of positive surgical margins following robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy

David R Alchin, Declan Murphy, Nathan Lawrentschuk

MINERVA UROLOGICA E NEFROLOGICA | EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA | Published : 2017

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The number of men receiving radical prostatectomy (RP) in Victoria, Australia, increased seven-fold in the period 1993-2010(3), and increasingly robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is being utilized over the open and laparoscopic approaches. The longer-term oncological outcomes of RARP are beginning to be reported in the literature. The objective of this review was to determine whether any preoperative variables may be associated with the occurrence of positive surgical margins (PSMs) following RARP and how these may translate into subsequent risk of biochemical recurrence (BCR). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic review of English articles from 2005 to present was pe..

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