Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, an update of the current evidence

BJMO - volume 11, issue 1, february 2017

T. Muilwijk MD, T. Adams MD, G. Witters MD, H. Vandeursen MD, PhD


Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy has become standard-of-care in most centres of excellence in the treatment of prostate cancer. Recent literature shows a reduced complication risk, reduced transfusion need, shorter hospitalisation and functional and oncological benefit in comparison with open radical prostatectomy. Long term follow-up data and large randomised clinical trails are currently lacking.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2017;11(1):4–6)

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