Laparoscopic versus robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy: an Australian single-surgeon series.

@article{Papachristos2015LaparoscopicVR,
  title={Laparoscopic versus robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy: an Australian single-surgeon series.},
  author={Alexander J Papachristos and Marnique Y Basto and Luc te Marvelde and Daniel S-H Moon},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={154-8}
}
BACKGROUND In Australia, robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has steadily replaced open and laparoscopic surgery in the management of localized prostate cancer. Given the increased cost of this technology, we aimed to compare the perioperative, pathological, oncological and functional outcomes as well as short-term complications of laparoscopic and RARP. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of prospectively collected data on 200 consecutive patients during the transition of a… CONTINUE READING
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