Partial Prostatectomy for Anterior Cancer: Short-term Oncologic and Functional Outcomes

  title={Partial Prostatectomy for Anterior Cancer: Short-term Oncologic and Functional Outcomes},
  author={Arnauld Villers and Philippe Puech and Vincent Flamand and G M Haber and Mihir Desai and S{\'e}bastien M. Crouzet and Xavier Leroy and Sameer Chopra and Laurent Lemaitre and Adil Ouzzane and Inderbir S. Gill},
  journal={European urology},
  volume={72 3},
BACKGROUND Focal ablative therapy may be a suboptimal option for anterior prostate cancers (APCs) reaching the prostate apex due to concerns for thermal injury to the external sphincter. OBJECTIVE To explore the technical feasibility of anterior partial prostatectomy (APP) for isolated APCs detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and to report short-term oncologic and functional outcomes. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Following institutional review board approval, over an 8-yr… CONTINUE READING
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