Nerve‐sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer. The pros and cons

P. E. Zimmern, G. E. Leach

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Abstract

Since the precise description of the course of the cavernous nerves dorsolateral to the prostate by Walsh and Donker in 1982, a trend has emerged to offer a “nerve‐sparing” procedure to potent males diagnosed with localized prostate cancer. This detailed review of the literature focuses on the potency results attained by this operation, reviews the shortcomings of this approach in terms of cancer eradication and continence, and attempts to define the optimal candidate for such a procedure. Cancer 1995;75:1944‐8.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1944-1948
Number of pages5
JournalCancer
Volume75
Issue number7 S
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1995

Keywords

  • nerve‐sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy
  • postprostectomy incontinence
  • potency status
  • prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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