Incidence of positive surgical margins after biopsy-selected nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy.

@article{Graefen1998IncidenceOP,
  title={Incidence of positive surgical margins after biopsy-selected nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Markus Graefen and Peter Hammerer and Uwe H G Michl and Joachim Noldus and Alexander Haese and Russ Henke and Edith Huland and Hartwig Huland},
  journal={Urology},
  year={1998},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={
          437-42
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The selection criteria for a nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy (NSRP) are not thoroughly investigated and are based mainly on preoperative digital rectal examinations and intraoperative findings. At our institution NSRP is performed only on patients whose preoperative systematic sextant biopsy of the prostate showed only unilateral cancer. To prove the safety of these criteria, we analyzed the incidence of positive surgical margins and tumor progression rate in patients who were… CONTINUE READING
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