Detailed Surgical Anatomy of Prostate: Relationship between Urethra and Dorsal Vein Complex with Apex

TUNÇ L. , Akin Y., Gumustas H., Ak E., Peker T. V. , Veneziano D., ...Daha Fazla

UROLOGIA INTERNATIONALIS, cilt.96, sa.3, ss.260-267, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 96 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000443674
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.260-267


Aim: To describe our surgical technique for dissecting the apex of prostate during robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) and detailed surgical anatomy of prostate including relationship between urethra and dorsal vein complex with apex. Materials and Methods: In retrospective view of prospective collected data, 73 patients underwent RALP between December 2012 and September 2014. Surgical anatomy of prostate was revealed in all procedures. Quality of life (QoL) scores were assessed before, immediately after catheter removal, and 1 month after surgery. We divided urinary continence into 3 groups, as very early continence; continence at time of urethral catheter removal, early continent; and continence 1 month after surgery. The rest of the patients were accepted as continence. Results: The mean follow-up was 10.2 +/- 5.4 months and mean age was 61.5 +/- 6.6. Maximum protection of urethra could be provided in all. Mean catheter removal was 8.9 +/- 1.7 days, and all patients were continent at the time of catheter removal. QoL scores before RALP could be protected after surgery (p = 0.2). Neither conversion to open/conventional laparoscopic surgery nor complications related with bladder neck were detected. Conclusions: Our surgical technique can be a strong candidate for being a surgical technique for preserving urethra and very early continence could be provided after surgery. (C) 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel