J Korean Med Assoc.  2004 May;47(5):417-423. 10.5124/jkma.2004.47.5.417.

Radical Prostatectomy

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  • 1Department of Urology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Severance Hospital, Korea. sjhong346@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

Radical prostatectomy is mainly performed for the treatment of localized prostate cancer thanks to the early diagnosis using diagnostic tools, such as digital rectal examination, prostate specific antigen (PSA), transrectal ultrasonography and prostate biopsy. Retropubic approach or perineal approach can be used for open radical prostatectomy. Recently laparoscopic radical prostatectomy has become an acceptable alternative to open surgery. Indications for radical prostatectomy, the advantages and disadvantages of the each method, results of operation, complications and postoperative follow up will be described in this article.

Keyword

Radical Prostatectomy; Prostate Cancer
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