Departments of Urology, Rui jin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong
University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
Objective: To assess the efficiency and safety of robot-assisted
laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RLRP) and to compare it
with retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP) as treatment for
localized prostate cancer.
Methods: The clinical data of 31 patients who underwent
radical prostatectomy between March 2006 and December 2010
were retrospectively analyzed. 5 cases had RLRP and 26 cases
had RRP. Indexes of operative time, blood loss, postoperative
recovery of intestinal function, hospitalization and perioperative
complications between the two groups were compared.
Rusults: Mean operative time and time of pelvic drainage showed
that there is not any statistical diference between two groups
(P>0.05). In the RLRP group, oparative blood loss, recovery
time of intestinal function, hospital stay and postoperative
eomplication rate were better than those in the RRP group
Conclusions: Compared with RRP, the RLRP is a effective
minimally invasive technique with less trauma, better recovery
and lower morbidity. It is worth to be used in clinical practice.