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Interventional treatment: open prostatectomy

C Gratzke and Christian G Stief

in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men

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ISBN: 9780199572779
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199607501 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572779.003.0014

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Interventional treatment: open prostatectomy

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• Open prostatectomy results in excellent functional results, associated with a low morbidity and mortality rate • Because it's easy to perform the technique, and because of its low technical demands, it represents the standard technique for patients with lower urinary tract symptoms due to significant benign prostate enlargement and bladder outlet obstruction in the majority of countries • Despite the promising results of minimally-invasive techniques such as laparoscopic and robotic prostate enucleation, these techniques are still confined to centres of excellence.

Chapter.  1875 words. 

Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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