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  • adj. Behind the pubic area (and in front of the urinary bladder)


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retro- +‎ pubic


  • We favor the nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy by an experienced surgical team if you are under sixty or expect to live at least thirty years; and directed beam radiation if you expect to live fewer than twenty years.

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  • The infero-lateral portions of the inferior surface are directed downward and lateralward: in front, they are separated from the symphysis pubis by a mass of fatty tissue which is named the retropubic pad; behind, they are in contact with the fascia which covers the Levatores ani and Obturatores interni.

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  • To summarize, the three-year biochemical recurrence free survival rate was statistically similar between the da Vinci Prostatectomy and the radical retropubic prostatectomy groups on the whole, as well as, when stratified by pathological stage, grade and margins status on a multivariate analysis, extracapsular extension, pathological grade 7 or greater and positive surgical margin were independent predictors of biochemical recurrence, while surgical approach was not. Home Page

  • The paper emanated out of the University's Department of Urology and Biostatistics and is entitled "Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy versus radical retropubic prostatectomy for clinically localized prostate cancer; comparison of short-term biochemical recurrence free survival." Home Page

  • Studies at high-volume centers have shown that the robotic procedure, which has become more commonplace over the past decade, results in a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, and faster recovery of sexual and urinary functions compared to the traditional surgical method of radical retropubic prostatectomy.

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  • Two study groups have proposed novel surgical interventions to prevent inguinal hernia-a complication of radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP).

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  • Robotic assisted laparoscopic and radical retropubic prostatectomy generates similar positive margin rates in low and intermediate risk patients.

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  • Smith JA, Chan RC, Chang SS, et al. A comparison of the incidence and location of positive surgical margins in robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and open retropubic radical prostatectomy.

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  • The newer, transobturator approach involves a slight modification to the retropubic approach.

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  • Within the category of tension-free slings there are two approaches: retropubic, also known as suprapubic, and transobturator.

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