Obesity and its implications on oncological urological surgery.

@article{Abufaraj2017ObesityAI,
  title={Obesity and its implications on oncological urological surgery.},
  author={Mohammad Abufaraj and Antonio R. Mar{\'i} and Karim Mansy and Karl-Dietrich Sievert},
  journal={Current opinion in urology},
  year={2017},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          446-455
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To review and summarize the contemporary knowledge of the implications of obesity on perioperative outcomes in oncological urologic surgeries. RECENT FINDINGS In men undergoing radical prostatectomy, obesity seems to confer a higher risk of intraoperative bleeding, biochemical recurrence, urinary incontinence, and postoperative erectile dysfunction. The literature was not consistent regarding the benefits of a minimally invasive approach in overweight and obese patients… CONTINUE READING
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