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Yoshiyasu Amiya, Makoto Sasaki, Takayuki Shima, Yuusuke Tomiyama, Noriyuki Suzuki, Shino Murakami, Hiroomi Nakatsu, Jun Shimazaki
PURPOSE: Various strategies have been used to treat patients with nonpalpable prostate cancer (T1c). As one of the treatments for this stage, a radical prostatectomy was performed and the outcomes were evaluated. METHODS: Between 1993 and 2002, 117 patients with T1c received a radical prostatectomy and their follow-up were examined by the end of 2013. Patients were classified according to risk groups using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and Gleasson score, and outcomes of respective groups were compared...
March 2015: Prostate International
M Shalev, G Tykochinsky, S Richter, O J Kessler, I Nissenkorn
AIMS: To assess the risk of leaving cancer-positive surgical margins in the perineal approach for radical prostatectomy as compared to the retropubic approach. METHODS: Seventy-six patients with clinically organ-confined prostate cancer (stage T1-2 NoMo) underwent radical prostatectomy. The 57 patients who underwent retropubic prostatectomy were compared to 19 patients in whom the perineal approach was undertaken. The two groups were compared for pre-operative PSA levels, clinical stage, biopsy Gleasson score, and any correlation between pre- and post-operative stage and grade of the disease and rate of cancer-positive surgical margins...
August 1998: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
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