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.
PART 1: Pre-Operative Considerations1. Surgical anatomy of the prostate, Mark R Feneley, John G Calleary, Stella RG Smith 2. Cadaveric anatomy of structures related to the prostate, P. Gontero, G. Marchioro, G. Maso, A. Tizzani, B. Frea 3. Indications for radical prostatectomy, Hein Van Poppel, Chao-Yu Hsu, Steven Joniau 4. Clinical predictors of an organ confined prostate cancer, Danil V. Makarov and Alan W. Partin 5. The role of imaging techniques in the staging of an organ confined disease, Richard Walden, Jowad Raja, Matt Brookes, Susan Heenan, Uday Patel PART 2: Technical Considerations 6. Anesthesiological care during and after radical prostatectomy, M. A. Goldstraw and P. Amoroso 7. Lymphnode dissection, Urs Studer, Fiona Burkhard, Martin Schumacher PART 3: Open radical prostatectomy 8. The anatomical radical retropubic prostatectomy step by step, Robert P. Myers 9. Nerve sparing radical prostatectomy, Paolo Gontero and Roger S Kirby 10. Nonnerve sparing radical prostatectomy, Gregory P. Zagaja and Charles B. Brendler 11. Nerve grafting, Joseph A. Pettus, Farhang Rabbani 12. Management of intraoperative complications of radical prostatectomy, Herbert Lepor 13. Radical perineal prostatectomy step by step, Paul McInerney PART 4: Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy 14. Laparoscopic radical reptropubic prostatectomy step by step: Transperitoneal technique, Karim Touijer, Bertrand Guillonneau 15. Laparoscopic radical reptropubic prostatectomy step by step: Extraperitoneal technique, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Evangelos N Liatsikos, Chris Anderson PART 5: Robotically-assisted radical prostatectomy 16. A transition from open to robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy: the Vanderbilt experience, Joseph A Smith Jr, S. Duke Herrell 17. Radical prostatectomy: Making the Transition from Open to Robotic Surgery: The London experience, Roger S Kirby, Miles A Goldstraw, Prokar Dasgupta, Chris Anderson, Krishna Patil, Peter Amoroso and Jim Peabody 18. Radical prostatectomy: Making the Transition from Open to Robotic Surgery: the University of Rochester experience, Jean V Joseph, Hitendra Patel PART 6: Post-operative considerations 19. Postoperative care of the patient, Michael S. Cookson, John W. Duffy, III, Melissa R. Kaufman 20. Assessment of radical prostatectomy specimens and pelvic lymph nodes, Rodolfo Montironi, Roberta Mazzucchelli, Liang Cheng, Antonio Lopez-Beltran 21. Rehabilitation of sexual function, Francesco Montorsi, Alberto Briganti 22. Rehabilitation of continence, Anthony Mundy, Daniela Andrich 23. Oncological management after radical prostatectomy, Phillip L. Ross, Maxwell V. Meng, Peter R. Carroll
"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