Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy with the Heilbronn technique: oncological results in the first 500 patients.

@article{Rassweiler2005LaparoscopicRP,
  title={Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy with the Heilbronn technique: oncological results in the first 500 patients.},
  author={Jens J Rassweiler and Michael R Schulze and Dogu Teber and Reinaldo Marrero and Othmar Seemann and Joachim Rumpelt and Thomas Frede},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2005},
  volume={173 3},
  pages={761-4}
}
PURPOSE Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy has become an accepted alternative to open surgery. However, there is still a lack of data concerning the oncological outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS From March 1999 to July 2004, 1,078 patients underwent laparoscopic radical prostatectomy at our institution. Oncological results in the first 500 patients with a minimal followup of 23 months were analyzed, focusing on positive margins, prostate specific antigen (PSA) failure, clinical progression and… CONTINUE READING

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