Urology Annals

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--3

The role of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in high-risk organ-confined prostate cancer


Mohamad Waseem Salkini 
 Department of Urology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Mohamad Waseem Salkini
Department of Urology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
USA

The traditional open retropubic radical prostatectomy has an established role in the treatment of prostate cancer. However, it is well known to be morbid procedure with high complication rate. This bad reputation prevented utilizing it on a large scale for high risk prostate cancer. Utilizing the da Vinci® to preform radical prostatectomy decreased the morbidity of the procedure. Since the introduction of robotic prostatectomy, there have been hot debates on its role in the treatment of high risk disease. In this article we reviewed the current evidence on utilizing the surgical system in treating high risk organ confined prostate cancer.


How to cite this article:
Salkini MW. The role of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in high-risk organ-confined prostate cancer.Urol Ann 2020;12:1-3


How to cite this URL:
Salkini MW. The role of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in high-risk organ-confined prostate cancer. Urol Ann [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Apr 8 ];12:1-3
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