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Tips to Preserve Continence During Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

  • Bernardo Rocco
  • Elisa De Lorenzis
  • Angelica Anna Chiara Grasso
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Abstract

While incontinence and impotence are the two major drawbacks of radical prostatectomy, incontinence seems to be the problem that troubles patients most, even if it occurs less frequently than impotence. The prevalence of urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy can be influenced by preoperative patient characteristics, surgeon experience, surgical techniques and methods used to collect and report data. In this chapter we will focus on surgical tips to improve continence recovery during robot assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), analyzing the procedures step by step.

Keywords

Radical prostatectomy Robotic surgery Robotic prostatectomy Urinary continence Prostate cancer Surgery technique Continence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernardo Rocco
    • 1
  • Elisa De Lorenzis
    • 1
  • Angelica Anna Chiara Grasso
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinica Urologica I, Università degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda – Ospedale Maggiore PoliclinicoMilanItaly

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