Radical prostatectomy: A focus on urinary continence

Giulia Castagna, Paolo Capogrosso, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Michele Colicchia, Luca Boeri, Vincenzo Mirone, Rocco Damiano, Francesco Montorsi, Andrea Salonia

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Radical prostatectomy is the most commonly recommended treatment for patients diagnosed with localized prostate cancer and a sufficiently long life expectancy. Radical prostatectomy has three major aims: cancer control, urinary continence and erectile function preservation. Some a priori patient characteristics, such as age, prostate volume and tumor extension, cannot be modified, with a potential negative impact on urinary continence recovery. However, physicians must make every effort to promote the best possible urinary continence recovery rates and quality by modifying and improving all editable elements, such as conservative surgical techniques (i.e. nerve-sparing techniques, urethral length preservation), pelvic floor exercises and drug therapies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-748
Number of pages12
JournalClinical Practice
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014


  • bladder neck preservation and reconstruction
  • nerve sparing
  • radical prostatectomy
  • urethral length preservation
  • urinary continence
  • urinary incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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