Laparoscopic and robotic-assisted versus open radical prostatectomy for the treatment of localised prostate cancer.

Authors: Ilic D, Evans SM, Allan CA, Jung JH, Murphy D, Frydenberg M

Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD009625. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009625.pub2.

Prostate cancer is commonly diagnosed in men worldwide. Surgery, in the form of radical prostatectomy, is one of the main forms of treatment for men with localised prostate cancer. Prostatectomy has traditionally been performed as open surgery, typically via a retropubic approach. The advent of laparoscopic approaches, including robotic-assisted, provides a minimally invasive alternative to open radical prostatectomy (ORP).

Objectives

To assess the effects of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy or robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy compared to open radical prostatectomy in men with localised prostate cancer.

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