Radical Prostatectomy : From Open to Robotic book cover
1st Edition

Radical Prostatectomy
From Open to Robotic

ISBN 9781841846279
Published September 26, 2007 by CRC Press
320 Pages 81 Color & 60 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Radical prostatectomy involves the surgical removal of the entire prostate gland and the seminal vesicles. Recently the open operation has been challenged by laparoscopic and robotic techniques. However, making the transition to this new technology is not an easy option. Avoiding surgical complications such as incontinence and ensuring continued erectile function following the procedure requires good surgical technique by whatever means. The editors and their distinguished team of contributors from around the world offer the reader their guidance based on personal experience and best surgical practice. Radical Prostatectomy is required reading for all those performing radical prostatectomy by open, laparoscopic or robotic techniques.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Pre-Operative Considerations  1. Surgical anatomy of the prostate  2. Cadaveric anatomy of structures related to the prostate  3. Indications for radical prostatectomy  4. Clinical predictors of an organ confined prostate cancer  5. The role of imaging techniques in the staging of an organ confined disease  PART 2: Technical Considerations  6. Anesthesiological care during and after radical prostatectomy  7. Lymphnode dissection  PART 3: Open radical prostatectomy  8. The anatomical radical retropubic prostatectomy step by step  9. Nerve sparing radical prostatectomy  10. Nonnerve sparing radical prostatectomy  11. Nerve grafting  12. Management of intraoperative complications of radical prostatectomy  13. Radical perineal prostatectomy step by step  PART 4: Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy  14. Laparoscopic radical reptropubic prostatectomy step by step: Transperitoneal technique  15. Laparoscopic radical reptropubic prostatectomy step by step: Extraperitoneal technique  PART 5: Robotically-assisted radical prostatectomy  16. A transition from open to robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy: the Vanderbilt experience  17. Radical prostatectomy: Making the Transition from Open to Robotic Surgery: The London experience  18. Radical prostatectomy: Making the Transition from Open to Robotic Surgery: the University of Rochester experience  PART 6: Post-operative considerations  19. Postoperative care of the patient  20. Assessment of radical prostatectomy specimens and pelvic lymph nodes  21. Rehabilitation of sexual function  22. Rehabilitation of continence  23. Oncological management after radical prostatectomy

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"Nearly 60 authors, all of them experts in urology, anesthesiology, radiology, pathology and oncology, contributed to this textbook on radical prostatectomy, which remains the gold standard for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. […] The authors present
an exhaustive review divided into six specific parts. [...] we recommend this book to all
urologists involved in prostate cancer treatment." Prof Paul Meria, European Urology Today, April/May 2008