Current techniques to improve outcomes for early return of urinary continence following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy.

@article{Yanagida2014CurrentTT,
  title={Current techniques to improve outcomes for early return of urinary continence following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Tomohiko Yanagida and Tomoyuki Koguchi and Junya Hata and Michihiro Yabe and Yuichi Sato and Hidenori Akaihata and Yohei Kawashima and Masao Kataoka and Souichiro Ogawa and Shin Kumagai and Ken Kumagai and Nobuhiro Haga and Nobuhiro Kushida and Kei Ishibashi and Ken Aikawa and Yoshiyuki Kojima},
  journal={Fukushima journal of medical science},
  year={2014},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={1-13}
}
Although open retropubic radical prostatectomy has been the most commonly used surgical technique for patients with localized prostate cancer for decades, robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has recently become an alternative option and widely used in Japan as well as around the world. RARP has been shown to have higher postoperative continent rates than retropubic and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy; however, urinary incontinence has remained one of the most significant causes for… CONTINUE READING