What information patients should know prior radical prostatectomy ?

There is a lot of information about prostate cancer easily available online. The French Urology Association (AFU) aims to study all questions concerning research, medical practice or teaching of diseases of the urinary tract organs in both sexes and the reproductive organs in men. It brings together the majority of french urological surgeons. The AFU

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The radical prostatectomy removes the prostate and the seminal vesicles

What does Radical Prostatectomy consist of?

The radical or total prostatectomy is in fact a radical prostato-vesiculectomy. The intervention indeed consists in removing all the prostate and the seminal vesicles. The extent of the excision is indicated on the drawing opposite to the left by the organs of purple color. Vas deferens are cut. The dissection technique for the apex of

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Classical Prostatectomy: the median incision below the umbilicus

The execution of radical prostatectomy with laparoscopy

It is not necessary in laparoscopy, unlike other surgical techniques, to place the patient on the operating table in a position that imposes significant constraints on the spine that can cause post-operative sciatic pain. How long does a radical prostatectomy with laparoscopy take? This surgery requires an average of 3 hours of operating time, depending

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Examination of the prostate by rectal touch

Identification and Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

Rectal touch is the examination of the prostate carried out by the gloved finger of the doctor introduced into the rectum via the anus. The level of PSA is given by a blood test for detection of prostate cancer. However, the only way to confirm the presence of a prostate cancer is with a prostate

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Prostate cancer develops in the peripheral part of the gland

Risks and warning signs of prostate cancer

The lifestyle and the food habits could also play a role. Are there any warning signs? Regrettably, there are no early warning signs of prostate cancer. This tumor develops usually very slowly, and because of its anatomical situation, usually in the periphery of the gland thus far from the urinary channel, many men do not

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operation de la prostate sous coelioscopie

Developmental stages of laparoscopic surgery

Developmental stages of laparoscopic surgery Laparoscopic Surgery Today, the practice of laparascopic surgery, for the urologist concerns above all the partial or total ablation of the kidneys specifically for the treatment of cancer of the kidneys, correcting congenital anomalies of the ureteropelvic junction or the problems associated with pelvic organ prolapse, also known as genital

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Developmental stages of prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer : the work-up

Prostate Biopsies When prostate biopsies have discovered prostate cancer, the diagnosis is formally stated. It is therefore not necessary to redo biopsies to confirm diagnosis. Vital/valuable information is gathered from the knowledge of the number of positive biopsies in relation to the total number of biopsies carried out, often 12, and the length where the

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Brachytherapy is a curative treatment of localized prostate cancer.

The interstitial radium therapy or brachytherapy irradiate the localized prostate cancer by implantation of radioactive iodine or irridium seeds in the prostate under ultrasound guidance This technique of brachytherapy ideally treats small tumors : rate of PSA lower than 10 ng / ml) , well differentiated cancer (Gleason score lower than 7) developed within a

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