Article Abstract

The body of evidence to consider the Retzius-sparing approach favors early urinary continence recovery after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy is increasing

Authors: Cristina Esquinas, Javier C. Angulo


Radical prostatectomy is arguably the most frequently offered treatment patients with low or intermediate risk cancer of the prostate. Its main objective is complete cancer removal without sequelae, but results are sometimes darkened by the functional impairment posed by the emergence of urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction or other voiding and vowel problems that negatively impact patient satisfaction. With the attempt to overcome these drawbacks, radical prostatectomy has undergoing a remarkable transformation in the last decades, determined by the tendency to favor minimally invasive approaches and high-volume therapeutic units because surgeon experience with the technique offers the best results.