Positive Surgical Margin and Perioperative Complication Rates of Primary Surgical Treatments for Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Comparing Retropubic, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Prostatectomy

European Urology, 06/20/2012

This meta–analysis demonstrates that robot–assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) is at least equivalent to open retropubic radical prostatectomy or laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in terms of margin rates and suggests that RALP provides certain advantages, especially regarding decreased adverse events.

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