Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in men older than 70 years of age with localized prostate cancer: comparison of morbidity, reconvalescence, and short-term clinical outcomes between younger and older men.

@article{Poulakis2007LaparoscopicRP,
  title={Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in men older than 70 years of age with localized prostate cancer: comparison of morbidity, reconvalescence, and short-term clinical outcomes between younger and older men.},
  author={Vassilis Poulakis and Ulrich Witzsch and Rachelle de Vries and Wolfgang Dillenburg and Eduard Becht},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2007},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={1341-8; discussion 1349}
}
OBJECTIVES To analyze the safety and efficacy of extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (eL-RPE) in elderly versus younger men with localized prostate cancer. METHODS Patients undergoing eL-RPE were retrospectively subdivided into group eL-RPE1 (72 men aged 71 yr and older) and group eL-RPE2 (132 men aged 59 yr and younger). Group eL-RPE1 was compared with a group of 70 contemporary, comparable patients aged 71 yr and older undergoing open retropubic radical prostatectomy (group… CONTINUE READING

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