Age stratified comparative analysis of perioperative, functional and oncologic outcomes in patients after robot assisted radical prostatectomy - A propensity score matched study

A. Kumar, S. Samavedi, A. S. Bates, Camilo A Giedelman Cuevas, R. F. Coelho, B. Rocco, K. Palmer, V. R. Patel

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Introduction and objectives: Our goal was to evaluate the perioperative, functional and intermediate term oncological outcomes of robot assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) in patients ≥70 years. Materials and methods: The study population (N = 3241) consisted of consecutive patients who underwent RARP for localized prostate cancer by a single surgeon (VP) from January 2008 through February 2012. A query of our Institutional Review Board approved registry identified 400 men ≥70 years of age, with good functional status (Charlson co-morbidity index 10 years, localized prostate cancer) RARP is a reasonable option in patients ≥70 years and provides comparable perioperative, functional and intermediate term oncologic outcomes as compared to younger patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-843
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015



  • Age stratified analysis
  • Oncological outcomes
  • Potency
  • Prostatectomy
  • Robot assisted radical prostatectomy
  • Urinary incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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