Perioperative outcome and complications of robotic versus retropubic radical prostatectomy

This study represents a retrospective case series of patients who were treated with RP, either RRP or RALP) for a confirmed PCa over the last 4 years in the Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology of the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Germany. 285 patients were included in this study, 98 of these were treated with RALP and 187 with RRP. In January 2013, the first cases of RALP were performed and from that time the majority of patients underwent RALP as the patient numbers undergoing RRP decreased rapidly down to only five cases in 2014 and no cases in 2015. that the short-term perioperative outcomes and complications of RP may be influenced by the applied surgical technique. RALP and RRP remain acceptable options for treatment of PCa.


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