Scientific publications

The complications of retropubic radical prostatectomy

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.

Magazine: Actas Urológicas Españolas

Date: Apr 1, 1997

Urology [SP]

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

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