What are the complications or possible side effects of radical prostatectomy?

All complications, risks and side effects of the total and radical prostatectomy are explained in great detail, including exceptional complications on the information form of the French Urology Association site. The most specific risks, that the candidate for this surgery must understand are explained by the urologist and concern mostly urinary and sexual side effects.

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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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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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External beam radiation technique as a curative treatment of prostate cancer

The irradiation of the prostate makes it possible to fight cancer thanks to the effect of the X-rays. Prostatic tissues are poorly radiosensitive, the irradiation therefore has to deliver maximal doses. The side effects are in connection with the necessary irradiation of nearby healthy tissues, in particular the rectum and the bladder. Phenomena of bladder

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Indications of radical laparoscopic prostatectomy

Laparoscopy can access and carry out ablation of pelvic nodes with lymphadenectomy, in the cases where it is necessary, all with the same indications of that in an open-air classical surgery. When is laparoscopic radial prostatectomy performed? Aim of radical laparoscopic prostatectomy is to treat patients presenting with localized prostate cancer. We propose this surgery

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Conservative treatment for low risk prostate cancers

Zerbib and colleagues (Urology – Dec 2008 ; 72 (6 Suppl):p25-35) reviewed these diverse possibilities of treatment to indicate what choices are available for men today presenting with low risk prostate cancer. Here are their conclusions: The risk of cancer spread during a period of watchful waiting depends on tumor stage and GLEASON score at

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Choice of treatment for prostate cancer

The development of prostate cancer is well known. It is a tumour which usually develops slowly, during ten years or even more in some cases. In this initial phase, the tumour is curable but it cannot be detected by current methods of diagnosis. In the following phases, for two or three years, prostate cancer is

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