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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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BUJONS TUR, Anna et al. Radical  prostatectomy in patients  with history of transurethral resection of the prostate. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.5, pp.473-478. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: To perform a retrospective evaluation of surgical complications and morbidity in patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) as elective treatment for organ-con.ned prostate cancer in our center with previous transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Methods: Between 1980-2004 we performed 59 radical prostatectomies in patients with previous TURP. We analyze the morbidity and mortality of the RRP, its functional outcomes, and the accordance between clinical and pathological stage. Results: Mean time between TURP and RRP was 16 months. Mean patient age at the time of diagnosis was 63 years. Clinical stage: 16 T1a,18T1b,20T1c, 3T2a,2T2b. Average surgical time was 180 minutes.  Intraoperative events: technical dif.culties in the dissection of the gland 57%, bladder neck preservation 27%, neuro vascular bundles preservation 3.39%, ureter ligation 1.69%, rectal laceration 1.69, urethrorrhagia 1.69%, urinary leak 5%, and blood transfusions 11.8%. Postoperative complications: urinary tract infection 10.17%, wound infection 10.17%, pelvic hematoma 5.08%, deep vein thrombosis 1.69%, and one sudden death of unknown cause one month after surgery . Pathologic report: 49pT2b, 8 pT3 and 2pT4. Late complications: erectile dysfunction 85.7%, vesicourethral anastomosis stenosis 10.3%, and complete urinary incontinence 3%. Conclusions: Radical retropubic prostatectomy in patients with previous TURP is technically more dif.cult and has comparable outcomes to RRP patients without previous TURP

Keywords : Radical prostatectomy; Transurethral resection; Morbidity.

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