Sexual function before and after radical retropubic prostatectomy: A systematic review of prognostic indicators for a successful outcome.

@article{Dubbelman2006SexualFB,
  title={Sexual function before and after radical retropubic prostatectomy: A systematic review of prognostic indicators for a successful outcome.},
  author={Yvette D Dubbelman and Gert R. Dohle and Frits H Schr{\"o}der},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2006},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={711-8; discussion 718-20}
}
OBJECTIVES Erectile dysfunction is common after surgery for prostate cancer. Potency rates after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) vary widely among different studies. Since the introduction of the nerve-sparing technique potency rates have increased. Erectile function recovery rates for selected groups of patients are high. However, studies from community practices have shown less favourable outcomes after RP. METHODS We have performed a systematic review of the literature concerning… CONTINUE READING
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