A comparison of the relative merits of radical perineal and radical retropubic prostatectomy.

@article{Sullivan2000ACO,
  title={A comparison of the relative merits of radical perineal and radical retropubic prostatectomy.},
  author={Lorne D. Sullivan and M J Weir and John F. Kinahan and Debra L Taylor},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2000},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={95-100}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcome, advantages and disadvantages of retropubic and perineal approach to radical prostatectomy, as performed by one surgeon. PATIENTS AND METHODS This unrandomized study included 138 patients who underwent either radical retropubic (RRP) or radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP), based on the specific conditions or the patient's choice; 79 patients (mean age 64.6 years) underwent RPP and 59 (mean age 61.7 years) RRP. Outcome measures included estimated blood loss… CONTINUE READING