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Difficulties in Robotic-Assisted Nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy

  • Gerald Y. Tan
  • Philip J. DorseyJr.
  • Ashutosh K. TewariEmail author
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Abstract

Serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening, coupled with a rising incidence of needle biopsies in asymptomatic men, have all contributed to prostate cancer becoming the most common cancer in men in the United States1,2 and other parts of the world.3 With increasing evidence of improved long-term survival and progression-free outcomes,4–7 radical prostatectomy has become increasingly popular as the treatment of first choice for organ-confined disease.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald Y. Tan
    • 1
  • Philip J. DorseyJr.
    • 2
  • Ashutosh K. Tewari
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of UrologyTan Tock Seng HospitalJalan Tan Tock SengSingapore
  2. 2.Department of UrologyTulane University School of Medicine, New OrleansLouisianaUSA
  3. 3.Chairman of the Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiDepartment of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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