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Title: Is laparoscopic radical prostatectomy after transurethral prostatectomy appropriated?
Authors: Sunai Leewansangtong
Tawatchai Taweemonkongsap
Department of Surgery
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 15-Sep-2006
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.89, No.8 (2006), 1146-1149
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the appropriateness and morbidity of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) in patients who had previous trans urethral prostatectomy (TURP). Material and Method: From February 2005 to February 2006, 27 patients with clinical localized prostate cancer underwent LRP with the same technique by a single surgeon. Nineteen patients were diagnosed with trans rectal ultrasound guided biopsy (TRUSBX) and eight patients were diagnosed with TURP. Operative data and pathological outcomes were evaluated between the two group. Results: Mean operative time and blood loss in TURSBX group were 233 minutes and 610 ml while those in TURP group were 251 minutes and 812 ml, respectively. These were not significantly different (all p valve > 0.1). There was no significant complication or mortality in either groups. LRP could achieve high free margin rate. Of 19 patients with pathological localized disease, 17 (89.4%) had free margin. It was found in 12 of 14 patients (85.7%) in TRUSBX group and in all patients in the TURP group. Conclusion: LRP is appropriate to undergo in prostate cancer patients with previous TURP. LRP after TURP did not have a higher morbidity than LRP after TRUSBX and did not compromise free margin rate.
ISSN: 01252208
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