Minor modifications in apical dissection of radical retropubic prostatectomy in patients with clinical stage T2 prostate cancer reduce positive surgical margin incidence.

OBJECTIVES To describe modifications in the apical dissection of radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) in men with palpable disease that reduce the incidence of positive apical surgical margins. Positive surgical margins occur in up to 45% of patients undergoing RRP, even in contemporary series. The apex is the most common site of positive margins, and… CONTINUE READING