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RTP: A Novel Technique for Management of Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Key clinical point: Robotic total prostatectomy (RTP) is a novel yet efficient surgical procedure for the treatment of patients with at-risk for low-grade malignancy and symptomatic of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in an enlarged gland.

Major finding: Post-operative variables confirmed resolution LUTS and efficient oncologic control, with minimal compromise of sexual function.

Study details: RTP on 12 consecutive patients who presented with low-risk prostate cancer (PCa) and significantly enlarged prostate glands LUTS.


Pathak RA, et al. World J Urol. 2019 Sep 19. doi: 10.1007/s00345-019-02951-z.