Posterior and anterior fixation of the urethra during robotic prostatectomy improves early continence rates.

@article{Koliakos2010PosteriorAA,
  title={Posterior and anterior fixation of the urethra during robotic prostatectomy improves early continence rates.},
  author={Nikolaos Koliakos and Alexandre Marie Mottrie and Nicol{\'o} Maria Buffi and Geert de Naeyer and Pieter Willemsen and Etienne Fonteyne},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology},
  year={2010},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={5-10}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether posterior and anterior fixation of the vesicourethral anastomosis during robotic radical prostatectomy (RRP) helps to establish continence earlier. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-seven consecutive patients undergoing RRP were randomized into two groups. The first group received a typical Van Velthoven vesicourethral anastomosis and the second group a modified anastomosis with posterior and anterior fixation. In this group the posterior fibrous tissues of the… CONTINUE READING