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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 4573819, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4573819
Case Report

Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Performed after Previous Suprapubic Prostatectomy

Department of Urology, Lenox Hill Hospital, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Received 21 June 2016; Revised 26 September 2016; Accepted 9 October 2016

Academic Editor: Glenn Bubley

Copyright © 2016 Johnson F. Tsui et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Operative management of prostate cancer in a patient who has undergone previous open suprapubic simple prostatectomy poses a unique surgical challenge. Herein, we describe a case of intermediate risk prostate cancer in a man who had undergone simple prostatectomy ten years prior to presentation. The patient was found to have Gleason 7 prostate cancer on MRI fusion biopsy of the prostate for elevated PSA and underwent an uncomplicated robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.