Comparison of postoperative infection between robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy and open radical prostatectomy.


BACKGROUND Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) has been rapidly adapted worldwide. The purpose of this study was to investigate postoperative infection (POI) after RALP and compare it with that after open radical prostatectomy (ORP). METHODS 89 consecutive RALP cases and 105 recent ORP cases were enrolled. POIs were categorized according to… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000350334