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Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: The Evolution of Technique

  • Seock Hwan Choi
  • Tae Gyun KwonEmail author
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Abstract

Radical prostatectomy (RP) is a gold standard treatment of localized prostate cancer. Since the introduction of da Vinci robot, robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has been replacing open and laparoscopic RP rapidly. RARP surgical techniques have been evolved by many surgeons and it is still ongoing. These surgical techniques are focused on improving functional outcomes after the surgery. The functional outcomes including preservation of continence and erectile function is vital to the patients especially who are young and sexually active. As a result, the evolution of techniques regarding continence and erectile function are improving the quality of life of prostate cancer survivor.

Keywords

Robot Radical prostatectomy Technique 

Notes

Acknowledgment

To Dr. Kwon and Dr. Rha for permitting to publish surgical pictures of their own.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Urology, School of MedicineKyungpook National UniversityDaeguRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of UrologyKyungpook National University Medical CenterDaeguRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of UrologyKyungpook National University HospitalDaeguRepublic of Korea

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