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Comparative outcomes of continuous and interrupted
vesico-urethral anastomosis during laparoscopic
Andrew Chong1, Daniel Steiner1, Steven Chan2, Jason Ooi1
1Western Health Department of Urology
2Professor, Western Health Department of Surgery
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Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP) is an accepted technique for the management of localised prostate cancer which delivers similar oncological and functional outcomes to the open procedure1. The vesico-urethral anastomosis is a critical step of the operation and an important determinant of long term functional outcomes. Several methods of performing the anastomosis have been described, however none have clearly been shown to be superior2.
To report functional outcomes and complication rates between patients receiving interrupted and continuous anastomosis during laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
*all cases required operative management
1 EurUrol 2009 May;55(5):1037-63 Retropubic, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: a systematic review and cumulative analysis of comparative studies. FicarraV
2 World J Urol (2008) 26:617–622 Analysis of three different vesicourethral anastomotic techniques in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Teberet al.