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Oncological and functional outcomes following robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy at a single institution: a minimum 5-year follow-up
Jun-Koo Kang, Jae-Wook Chung, So Young Chun, Yun-Sok Ha, Seock Hwan Choi, Jun Nyung Lee, Bum Soo Kim, Ghil Suk Yoon, Hyun Tae Kim, Tae-Hwan Kim, Tae Gyun Kwon
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2018;35(2):171-178.   Published online December 31, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2018.35.2.171
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Background
To evaluate mid-term oncological and functional outcomes in patients with prostate cancer treated by robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) at our institution.
Methods
We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 128 patients with prostate cancer who underwent RALP at our institution between February 2008 and April 2010. All patients enrolled in this study were followed up for at least 5 years. We analyzed biochemical recurrence (BCR)-free survival using a Kaplan-Meier survival curve analysis and predictive factors for BCR using multivariate Cox regression analysis. Continence recovery rate, defined as no use of urinary pads, was also evaluated.
Results
Based on the D’Amico risk classification, there were 30 low-risk patients (23.4%), 47 intermediaterisk patients (38.8%), and 51 high-risk patients (39.8%), preoperatively. Based on pathological findings, 50.0% of patients (64/128) showed non-organ confined disease (≥T3a) and 26.6% (34/128) had high grade disease (Gleason score ≥8). During a median follow-up period of 71 months (range, 66-78 months), the frequency of BCR was 33.6% (43/128) and the median BCR-free survival was 65.9 (0.4-88.0) months. Multivariate Cox regression analysis revealed that high grade disease (Gleason score ≥8) was an independent predictor for BCR (hazard ratio=4.180, 95% confidence interval=1.02-17.12, p=0.047). In addition, a majority of patients remained continent following the RALP procedure, without the need for additional intervention for post-prostatectomy incontinence.
Conclusion
Our study demonstrated acceptable outcomes following an initial RALP procedure, despite 50% of the patients investigated demonstrating high-risk features associated with non-organ confined disease.

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    Ching-Wei Yang, Hsiao-Hsien Wang, Mohamed Fayez Hassouna, Manish Chand, William J. S. Huang, Hsiao-Jen Chung
    Scientific Reports.2021;[Epub]     CrossRef

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