Practical solutions for challenging robotic prostatectomy cases

Raj Satkunasivam, Monish Aron

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Abstract

Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (RALP) has gained widespread uptake as the most common technique in the surgical management of Prostate Cancer (PCa). RALP is currently applied to a broad range of patient phenotypes, and one may encounter challenging variants in normal anatomy but also past surgical scenarios that pose technical challenges. As the indications for RALP have also become broadened to the inclusion of high-risk disease and salvage scenarios, so too is the requirement for technical adaptation of the robotic surgeon. Herein we present challenging scenarios and practical solutions related to variations in normal anatomy, prior surgery, high risk prostate cancer and salvage RALP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Tips in Urology
PublisherSpringer London
Pages665-681
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781447143482
ISBN (Print)9781447143475
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • High risk prostate cancer
  • Median lobe
  • Obese patients
  • Previous surgery
  • Robotic radical prostatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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