Does a history of previous surgery or radiation to the prostate affect outcomes of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy?

@article{Martin2009DoesAH,
  title={Does a history of previous surgery or radiation to the prostate affect outcomes of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy?},
  author={Aaron D Martin and Premal J Desai and Rafael N Nu{\~n}ez and George Lee Martin and Paul E. Andrews and Robert G. Ferrigni and Scott K Swanson and A. Pacelli and Erik Peter Castle},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2009},
  volume={103 12},
  pages={1696-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate retrospectively whether or not previous treatment to the prostate alters the perioperative outcomes from robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) after the initial 'learning curve', as there are conflicting data on outcomes of RP in patients with previous treatment to the prostate. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts of patients who had RARP between March 2005 and August 2007, and analysed demographic, perioperative variables and pathological… CONTINUE READING
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