Scientific publications

The complications of retropubic radical prostatectomy

Apr 1, 1997 | Magazine: Actas Urológicas Españolas

Abad Vivas-Pérez JI, Rodríguez-Rubio Cortadellas FI, Martín-Marquina Aspiunza A, Díez-Caballero Alonso F, Rosell Costa D, Robles García JE, Berián Polo JM.
Departamento de Urología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona.


Between January 1989 and October 1995, 104 prostatectomies were performed in patients with prostate carcinoma in our centre.

Mean follow-up 22 months, range 3-84 months. Overall frequency of complications was 33%. No fatal complications were reported.

Complications in the early post-operative occurred in 17 patients (16%); late complications in 18 patients (17%), the most frequent one was stenosis of urethrovesical by-pass. No case of total incontinence has been recorded. The rate of stress incontinence at 3 months was 36% and 15% at 9 months.

CITATION  Actas Urol Esp. 1997 Apr;21(4):357-60