Can leakage at the vesico-urethral anastomosis be predicted after radical retropubic prostatectomy?

@article{Ramsden2004CanLA,
  title={Can leakage at the vesico-urethral anastomosis be predicted after radical retropubic prostatectomy?},
  author={Alistair R Ramsden and Gerald W. Chodak},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2004},
  volume={93 4},
  pages={503-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine if low-risk patients can be identified in whom cystography is unnecessary to assess the integrity of the vesico-urethral anastomosis after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP), and thus who can have early catheter removal. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 275 RRPs by one surgeon were analysed retrospectively; the surgical technique, blood loss and comorbidity were recorded. Cystograms were taken 8 days after RRP to assess vesico-urethral integrity before catheter removal… CONTINUE READING