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Better continence rate gives robotic prostatectomy the edge

Key clinical point: Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is associated with greater preservation of continence than laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP).

Major finding: At 3 months, 54.3% of patients who underwent RARP and 45.6% of those who had LRP were continent after catheter removal (P = .027).

Study details: LAP-01, a randomized trial comparing RARP to LRP in 718 men with prostate cancer.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the University of Leipzig via a German Cancer Aid grant. The investigators declared no conflicts of interest.


Stolzenburg J-E. EAU20, Abstract.