Morbidity and costs of salvage vs. primary radical prostatectomy in older men
Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 05/16/2012Prasad SM et al.
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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