Morbidity and costs of salvage vs. primary radical prostatectomy in older men

Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 05/16/2012

Metastatic workup was performed less frequently before salvage vs. primary radical prostatectomy (RP), and morbidity and mortality for salvage RP was high relative to primary RP. Given the morbidity and high cost of salvage RP, guidelines for patient selection and selective referral may optimize outcomes, especially in older men.

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