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Early prostate-specific antigen failure following radical perineal versus retropubic prostatectomy: the importance of seminal vesicle excision.

Authors
  • Theodorescu, D
  • Lippert, M C
  • Broder, S R
  • Boyd, J C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Urology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1998
Volume
51
Issue
2
Pages
277–282
Identifiers
PMID: 9495711
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Incomplete excision of SVs during a radical perineal prostatectomy contributes to an earlier postoperative biochemical recurrence as measured by a rising PSA, and may explain the higher disease recurrence rate for radical perineal prostatectomies as opposed to radical retropubic prostatectomies in this study.

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