Minimum 5-year follow-up of 1138 consecutive laparoscopic radical prostatectomies.

  title={Minimum 5-year follow-up of 1138 consecutive laparoscopic radical prostatectomies.},
  author={Ricardo de Brito Soares and Antonina di Benedetto and Zach S Dovey and Simon Roger John Bott and Roy G McGregor and Christopher G. Eden},
  journal={BJU international},
  volume={115 4},
OBJECTIVES To investigate the long-term outcomes of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP). PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 1138 patients underwent LRP during a 163-month period from 2000 to 2008, of which 51.5%, 30.3% and 18.2% were categorised into D'Amico risk groups of low-, intermediate- and high-risk, respectively. All intermediate- and high-risk patients were staged by preoperative magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography and isotope bone scanning, and had a pelvic lymph node… CONTINUE READING

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