Introduction: The most used treatment of localised prostate cancer is: retropubic radical prostatectomy. Objective: The authors present their own results, on the basis of detailed discussions of 100 cases and compare them with international ones. Methodology: The authors analyse the data of 100 radically operated patients suffering of localised prostate cancer. The indication of the operations was based on the results of rectal digital examinations, serum PSA concentration levels and ultrasound guided, rectally performed, prostate biopsies. The average preoperative PSA level was 13.6 ng/ml; the mean age of the patients was 61.1 years. They analyse the early and late complications. They follow up the patients on a regular basis in the course of which they control: the PSA level, the continence and potency. Results: The operation time, blood loss, amount of blood transfusion all decreased linearly during operations performed between 1998 and 2005. The longest period of follow up lasted for 70 months; the shortest lasted for 5 months. None of the patients died in the course of an operation or in 30 days following it; they lost one patient 18 months after the operation because of progression. From the late complications: in 22% of all cases they noticed anastomotic stricture constrictions which were resolved by urethrotomy. From all patients: 86% are fully continent; the rest mostly have grade 1 incontinence (requiring 1 pad per day). Altogether 18% of all patients have retained their potency without the use of drugs or appliances. Conclusions: The results are comparable to international data and are in harmony with them. Therefore an early recognitions and radical treatment by operation of prostate tumours would be advisable.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 18 2006|
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