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Abstract | Full HTML Article | PDF ecancer 7 355 / https://doi.org/10.3332/ecancer.2013.355

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Robotic prostatectomy: an update on functional and oncologic outcomes

Since the first procedure performed in 2000, robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has been rapidly gaining increasing acceptance from both urologists and patients. Today, RARP is the dominant treatment option for localised prostate cancer (PCa) in the United States, despite the absence of any prospective randomised trial comparing RARP with other procedures.

Robotic systems have been introduced in an attempt to reduce the difficulty involved in performing complex aparoscopic procedures and the related steep learning curve. The recognised advantages of this kind of minimally invasive surgery are three-dimensional (3D) vision, ten-fold magnification, Endowrist technology with seven degrees of freedom, and tremor filtration.

In this article, we examine this technique and report its functional (in terms of urinary continence and potency) and oncologic results. We also evaluate the potential advantages of RARP in comparison with open and laparoscopic procedures.

Keywords: robotic surgery; prostate cancer, prostatectomy, incontinence, impotence

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