Long-term oncological outcomes after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
BJU International, 07/09/2012
Hruza M et al. – The 10–year biochemical and clinical progression–free survival after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy combined with a risk–adapted concept of adjuvant therapy is high, while prostate–cancer specific mortality is low. The data shows no negative impact of laparoscopic techniques on oncologic outcomes compared to large series after retropubic radical prostatectomy. In a multivariate Cox regression, only Gleason score and pT stage had significant impact on biochemical recurrence–free survival.