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Title: Is radical prostatectomy in Thai men a high morbidity surgery for localized or locally advanced prostate cancer?
Authors: Sunai Leewansangtong
Suchai Soontrapa
Chaiyong Nualyong
Sittiporn Srinualnad
Tawatchai Taweemonkongsap
Teerapon Amornvesukit
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2005
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.88, No.12 (2005), 1833-1837
Abstract: Objective: To assess the morbidity of radical prostatectomy in Thai patients with localized or locally advanced prostate cancer. Material and Method: A total of 151 patients with prostate cancer underwent radical prostatectomy at Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, between 1994 to 2003. Operative complications and long term morbidity were evaluated with clinical stage T1, T2 and T3. Results: Mean operative duration, blood loss and blood transfusion were 162 minutes (range 71-540), 1088 ml (range 200-4000) and 1.7 unit (range 0-12), respectively. Of 151 patients, 139 (92.6%) did not have perioperative complications and 42 (27.8%) did not have blood transfusion. Of 12 patients with morbidity, all patients were safely managed. There was no mortality. Of 140 patients with follow up results, 131 (93.7%) had no incontinence. Seven patients had mild stress incontinence. Only 2 patients had a significant incontinence. Eight patients had stricture of anatomosis. Strictures were simply managed with dilatation. There was no significant difference of operative time, blood loss, blood transfusion, incontinence and stricture parameters among clinical T stage (all p value > 0.05). Conclusion: Radical prostatectomy in Thai men is not a high morbidity surgery in terms of immediate complications and long term morbidity. For clinical T3 prostate cancer, morbidity is not significantly higher than in patients with clinical localized disease.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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