In recent years radical retropubic prostatectomy is used with increasing frequency to treat localized cancer of the prostate. We report our experience with 100 consecutive cases of prostate cancer that underwent this operation; there were no cases of mortality and a 7% rate of postoperative complications. More then 90% of the patients are socially continent postoperatively and 20% have retained sexual potency. Ninety-four percent of the patients are free of disease (mean follow-up period 18 months). In our opinion, such results support the use of radical retropubic prostatectomy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer in well-selected patients.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Israel Journal of Medical Sciences|
|State||Published - 1995|
- Radical prostatectomy