Heparin prophylaxis and the risk of venous thromboembolism after robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.

OBJECTIVE • The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) in patients receiving perioperative heparin prophylaxis was compared with those who did not receive such prophylaxis. MATERIALS AND METHODS • Between July 2007 to February 2010, a total of 307 RALPs were performed at our institution by two… (More)