Is seminal vesicle ablation mandatory for all patients undergoing radical prostatectomy? A multivariate analysis on 1283 patients

Zlotta A., Roumeguere T., Ravery V., Hoffmann P., Montorsi F., Turkeri L., ...Daha Fazla

EUROPEAN UROLOGY, cilt.46, ss.42-49, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.eururo.2004.03.021
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.42-49


Objective: With a shift in prostate cancer stage and a majority of patients operated nowadays with PSA levels <10 ng/ml, rates of seminal vesicle (SV) invasion found on radical prostatectomy specimens have decreased as compared to historical data. Since SV-sparing surgery may possibly have an influence on post-operative erectile dysfunction and urinary recovery, we tried to determine which patients could be safely spared SV excision during radical prostatectomy.