Results and complications with the mini-laparotomic incision in 52 consecutive radical retropubic prostatectomies

Massimo Maffezzini, Fabio Campodonico, Giacomo Capponi, Giorgio Canepa, Lorenzo Gavazzi, Tiziana Calcagno

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Objectives: We describe a simple mono-institutional study to prospectively assess the benefits and complications of the mini-laparotomic incision for radical retropubic prostatectomy with the anatomic approach. Methods: Radical retropubic prostatectomy with the anatomical approach, as described by Walsh, was performed through a 4 to 8 cm incision. Median operative time, body weight, prostate weight, pathologic stage, incidence of positive surgical margins, urinary continence, the need for post-operative analgesics, peri-operative complications, are the parameters we assessed. Blood losses were calculated with the aid of a specific formula instead of simply recording the suction or weighing the sponges. Results: 52 patients were consecutively operated on through a mini-laparotomic incision. Median incisional length was 8 cm (range 4 to 8 cm). Median operating time was 116 minutes (105-141), calculated blood loss was 1108.797 ml, incidence of positive margins was 14%, urinary continence was observed in 48/50 patients (98%), and there was a complication rate of 4/52 (7.6%). Conclusion: The results we obtained with the mini-laparotomic incision are comparable to previous reports of the standard incision, also by our group, though with a lower need for postoperative analgesia. They also compare with laparoscopic prostatectomy in the length of time of catheterization and post-operative analgetic consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-63
Number of pages3
JournalArchivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia
Volume78
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

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Prostatectomy
Incidence
Suction
Porifera
Operative Time
Catheterization
Analgesia
Analgesics
Prostate
Body Weight
Weights and Measures

Keywords

  • Minilap
  • Prostate cancer
  • Radical retropublic prostaptectomiy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology

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Maffezzini, M., Campodonico, F., Capponi, G., Canepa, G., Gavazzi, L., & Calcagno, T. (2006). Results and complications with the mini-laparotomic incision in 52 consecutive radical retropubic prostatectomies. Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia, 78(2), 61-63.

Results and complications with the mini-laparotomic incision in 52 consecutive radical retropubic prostatectomies. / Maffezzini, Massimo; Campodonico, Fabio; Capponi, Giacomo; Canepa, Giorgio; Gavazzi, Lorenzo; Calcagno, Tiziana.

In: Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia, Vol. 78, No. 2, 06.2006, p. 61-63.

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Maffezzini, M, Campodonico, F, Capponi, G, Canepa, G, Gavazzi, L & Calcagno, T 2006, 'Results and complications with the mini-laparotomic incision in 52 consecutive radical retropubic prostatectomies', Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia, vol. 78, no. 2, pp. 61-63.
Maffezzini, Massimo ; Campodonico, Fabio ; Capponi, Giacomo ; Canepa, Giorgio ; Gavazzi, Lorenzo ; Calcagno, Tiziana. / Results and complications with the mini-laparotomic incision in 52 consecutive radical retropubic prostatectomies. In: Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia. 2006 ; Vol. 78, No. 2. pp. 61-63.
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