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Prostate Cancer

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Review Article | Open Access

Volume 10 |Article ID 827365 | 10 pages |

Evidence-Based Comparison of Robotic and Open Radical Prostatectomy

Academic Editor: Scott Eggener
Received04 Sep 2010
Revised14 Oct 2010
Accepted28 Oct 2010


The rapid adoption of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) has occurred despite a lack of high-quality evidence demonstrating its oncologic advantages, safety, or cost effectiveness compared with open radical retropubic prostatectomy (ORP). This review examines the current literature comparing ORP and RALP, focusing on perioperative, oncologic, functional, and economic outcomes.

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