Quality control in nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy - Results of the European Society of Oncological Urology (ESOU)
Heidenreich, Axel Brausi, Maurizio Van Poppel, Hendrik Martinez-Pineiro, Luis Ravery, Vincent Turkeri, Levent #
Elsevier science inc
Journal of urology vol:179 issue:4 pages:650-650
AUA location:Florida date:May 2008
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Radical prostatectomy(RP) is the standard surgical approach for the management of clinically localized significant prostate cancer (PCA). Quality of surgery is a controversial issue and the surgeon remains a significant prognostic factor with regard to functional and oncological control. It was the aim of
our study to evaluate the surgical quality of RP in a consecutive cohort of patients treated at various high volume and high surgeon centres.