Oncological and functional results of open, robot-assisted and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: does surgical approach and surgical experience matter?

@article{Herrmann2007OncologicalAF,
  title={Oncological and functional results of open, robot-assisted and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: does surgical approach and surgical experience matter?},
  author={Thomas R W Herrmann and Robert Rabenalt and Jens Uwe Stolzenburg and Evangelos N. Liatsikos and Florian Imkamp and Hossein Tezval and Andreas J. Gross and Udo Jonas and Martin Burchardt},
  journal={World Journal of Urology},
  year={2007},
  volume={25},
  pages={149-160}
}
The treatment of prostate cancer has undergone a fundamental change in the last decade. New surgical and nonsurgical minimal invasive methods have evolved. As the methodology of the different treatments is commonly known to urologists, this article focuses on oncological and functional outcome of open retropubic (ORP), trans- or extraperitoneal endoscopical (LRP), and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RALP), based on personal experience and review of the literature. A MEDLINE search was… CONTINUE READING

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