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Techniques to Improve Urinary Continence Following Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy

  • Pierre Mendoza
  • Saurabh Sharma
  • David I. LeeEmail author
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Abstract

Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is rapidly gaining popularity in the urologic community. Since its advent, this technique has benefited patients by achieving quicker convalescence. However, this improvement has also driven efforts to improve the functional outcomes after RARP with promising early results. This cutting edge approach provides advantages including enhanced visualization, dexterity, and instrumentation. However, specific techniques to minimize the anatomic and neuro-physiologic risks need to be further elucidated.

Keywords

Radical Prostatectomy Bladder Neck Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Urinary Continence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Urology, Penn Presbyterian Medical CenterUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Urology, Penn Presbyterian Medical CenterUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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