Risk factors for vesicourethral anastomotic stricture after radical prostatectomy.

  title={Risk factors for vesicourethral anastomotic stricture after radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Pablo Garc{\'i}a Borboroglu and Jim Sands and James L. Roberts and Christopher L Amling},
  volume={56 1},
OBJECTIVES Preoperative comorbidities associated with microvascular disease may contribute to the development of bladder neck contracture (BNC) by alteration of anastomotic healing. We investigated potential risk factors for development of BNC after radical prostatectomy (RP) and reviewed management of this complication. METHODS A retrospective review of 467 consecutive patients (mean age 63.2 years) undergoing RP between 1991 and 1999 was performed. In all cases, the bladder neck was… CONTINUE READING


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