Quality of life after radical prostatectomy.

  title={Quality of life after radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Evangelos N. Liatsikos and Kostantinos Assimakopoulos and Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg},
  journal={Urologia internationalis},
  volume={80 3},
INTRODUCTION Radical prostatectomy is a standard approach to the management of prostate cancer. As the oncological outcome has improved, focus has drawn to the postoperative amelioration of health-related quality of life (HRQOL). MATERIALS AND METHODS The instruments that have already been used, or may be used, in assessing the HRQOL postoperatively in men with prostate cancer are presented. RESULTS Urinary and sexual dysfunction as well as fecal incontinence form the three possible major… CONTINUE READING