| WHAT IS IT?
| HISTORY
| ADVANTAGES
| RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY
   - What is it?
   - Advantages
   - Urinary continence
| LUMBAR FLANK SURGERY
   - Radical & Parcial Nefrectomy
   - Other techniques
   
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LAPAROSCÓPIA | radical prostatectomy

IN WHICH CASES CAN URINARY CONTINENCE BE AFFECTED?
Almost all patients after a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy experience some urine control difficulty. Most of them present with stress urinary leakage that resolves gradually in weeks’ time. A small proportion of patients (less than 5%) may have trouble in achieving a perfect urine control in the long term.

The fact of urinary continence affection is not only related to the type of surgical technique but also of the urinary sphincter anatomy. That is why all techniques of prostate extirpation may injury the sphincter. The laparoscopic approach tries to minimize that risk preserving the longest urethral stump possible.

Few cases may develop urinary retention trouble once the bladder catheter is pulled out due to inflammation of the suture site that recovers in a days’ period.

 
 
 

" The laparoscopic approach tries to minimize that risk preserving the longest
urethral stump possible. "