Long-term results of open transvesical prostatectomy from a contemporary series of patients.

@article{Varkarakis2004LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term results of open transvesical prostatectomy from a contemporary series of patients.},
  author={Ioannis M. Varkarakis and Zacharias Kyriakakis and Athanasios Delis and Vasilios Protogerou and Charalambos N Deliveliotis},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2004},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={
          306-10
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To provide information about the long-term efficacy of transvesical prostatectomy from a contemporary series of patients. When comparing minimally invasive procedures with open prostatectomy, the data for the latter are usually provided from old studies or from recent ones performed in developing countries. However, this procedure is still used frequently for large-size prostates. METHODS During a 5-year period, 232 patients with large (greater than 75 g) prostates underwent open… CONTINUE READING
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