The effects of bladder neck sparing with an additional anterior urethral fixation on postoperative continence after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy

Gazel E., Kaya E., Acikgoz O., Yalcin S., Yilmaz S., Aybal C., ...Daha Fazla

NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL, cilt.8, sa.1, ss.57-62, 2021 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14744/nci.2020.00533
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.57-62


OBJECTIVE: Urinary incontinence remains one of the main problems affecting the quality of life after radical prostatectomy. Along with the improved understanding of the precise anatomy of the prostate, urethra and their surrounding structures, minimally invasive surgical techniques have been refined and described, aiming to improve functional outcomes without oncological compromise. This study aimed to investigate the impacts of anterior urethral fixation (AUF) and bladder neck sparing (BNS) on the early continence success after Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy (RALP).