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Robot-assisted Simple Prostatectomy

  • Giacomo NovaraEmail author
  • Alessandro Morlacco
  • Riccardo Autorino
  • Alexandre Mottrie
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Abstract

Simple prostatectomy (SP) is a viable option for surgical management of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men with large prostatic adenoma. Robotic simple prostatectomy (RASP) has been popularized in the last years and combines the benefits of minimally-invasive surgery with the efficacy of conventional simple prostatectomy. In this chapter we present the different RASP techniques described in current literature (transvesical and transcapsular approach, with intra and extraperitoneal access). Moreover, we discuss the perioperative and functional outcomes of RASP, also in comparison with laparoscopic SP and Holmium laser enucleation (Holep).

Keywords

LUTS BPH Prostatic adenoma Adenomectomy Simple prostatectomy Robotics RASP 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giacomo Novara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alessandro Morlacco
    • 1
  • Riccardo Autorino
    • 2
  • Alexandre Mottrie
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Oncology, and Gastroenterology–Urology ClinicPadua University Hospital, University of PaduaPaduaItaly
  2. 2.Case Western Reserve University Hospital, Urology InstituteRichmond HeightsUSA
  3. 3.Department of UrologyOnze-Lieve-Vrouw HospitalAalstBelgium
  4. 4.ORSI AcademyMelleBelgium

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