Residual prostate tissue after radical prostatectomy: Acceptable surgical complication or treatment failure? Journal Article


Authors: Vargas, H. A.; Akin, O.; Hricak, H.
Article Title: Residual prostate tissue after radical prostatectomy: Acceptable surgical complication or treatment failure?
Abstract: Positive surgical margins after radical prostatectomy are associated with an increased risk of cancer recurrence. Depending on the patient's clinical presentation and the amount of residual prostatic tissue, this could be described as a surgical complication or as treatment failure. Endorectal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging provides useful information regarding the presence and extent of benign and/or malignant residual prostate tissue. The clinical features and MR images from a 55-year-old man who underwent prostatectomy for prostate cancer and was found to have a considerable amount of residual prostatic tissue postoperatively on MR imaging are presented in the article. © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Keywords: adult; middle aged; treatment failure; case report; nuclear magnetic resonance imaging; magnetic resonance imaging; prostate specific antigen; neoplasm recurrence, local; risk factors; prostate cancer; postoperative complication; prostatic neoplasms; neoplasm, residual; prostatectomy; robotics; intraoperative complications; robotic laparoscopic prostatectomy
Journal Title: Urology
Volume: 76
Issue: 5
ISSN: 0090-4295
Publisher: Elsevier Science, Inc.  
Date Published: 2010-11-01
Start Page: 1136
End Page: 1137
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.urology.2009.12.009
PUBMED: 20206980
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: --- - "Export Date: 20 April 2011" - "CODEN: URGYA" - "Source: Scopus"
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  1. Hedvig Hricak
    333 Hricak
  2. Oguz Akin
    179 Akin