ISSN 2149-3235 | E-ISSN 2149-3057
UROONCOLOGY - Original Article
Comparison of surgical, oncological, and functional outcomes of robot-assisted and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in patients with prostate cancer
1 Department of Urology, Health Sciences University, Ümraniye Teaching Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
Turk J Urol 2019; 45: 410-417
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2019.48457
Key Words: Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy; oncology; prostate cancer; robot-assisted radical prostatectomy.
Abstract

 

Objective: To compare the oncological and functional outcomes of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP).

 

Material and methods: We compared patients who underwent the RARP (n=778) and LRP (n=48) techniques for prostate cancer between January 2008 and July 2017 in our clinic. Patient demographics, preoperative and postoperative data, pathologic evaluation, continence, and potency rates were collected and analyzed retrospectively.

 

Results: The preoperative and demographic data of the patients we included in our study were similar. The mean operation time estimated blood loss, length of hospitalization, and catheterization time were significantly shorter in the RARP group. The statistical analysis was in favor of robotic prostatectomy in the terms of the mean length of hospitalization, catheterization time, and early (<30 days) and intermediate (31-90 days) complications. Positive surgical margins and biochemical recurrence rates, and recovery of continence and erectile function, were similar in both groups.

 

Conclusion: RARP and LRP in organ-confined prostate cancer are safe and effective methods. Robotic prostatectomy has a shorter operative time, length of hospitalization, catheterization time, and lower early and late complication rates.

 

Cite this article as: İnkaya A, Tahra A, Sobay R, Kumcu A, Küçük EV, Boylu U. Comparison of surgical, oncological, and functional outcomes of robot-assisted and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in patients with prostate cancer. Turk J Urol 2019; 45(6): 410-7.

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