Spinal anesthesia does not impact prostate cancer recurrence in a cohort of men undergoing radical prostatectomy: an observational study.

@article{Tseng2014SpinalAD,
  title={Spinal anesthesia does not impact prostate cancer recurrence in a cohort of men undergoing radical prostatectomy: an observational study.},
  author={Kenneth S Tseng and Sachin Kulkarni and Elizabeth B. Humphreys and Herbert Ballentine Carter and Jacek L Mostwin and Alan W. Partin and Misop Han and Christopher L. Wu},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={284-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Prior studies suggest a possible association between the use of neuraxial-general anesthesia and a decrease in prostate cancer recurrence after radical prostatectomy. We examine the correlation of a spinal anesthesia-only technique on prostate cancer recurrence. METHODS Charts from consecutive radical prostatectomy patients of 3 experienced urologists from January 1999 to December 2005 were reviewed. In addition to the usual clinical and pathologic predictors of… CONTINUE READING
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