5th Meeting of the EAU Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT), 8-10 July 2016, Athens, Greece
O6 Extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: Our preliminary experience Zougkas K.1, Kotakidis G.2, Petas A.1, Lazarou L.1, Marantidis K.2, Christodoulou N.3 1
General Hospital of Rhodes, Dept. of Urology, Rhodes, Greece, 2General Hospital of Florina, Dept. of Urology, Florina, Greece, 3General Hospital of Rhodes, Dept. of Surgery, Rhodes, Greece INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES: The Extraperitoneal Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (ELRP) has been established as alternative and minimally invasive surgical technique in localized prostate cancer. The aim of this study is to present our early experience with this approach. MATERIAL & METHODS: From October 2014 to June 2016, 21 ELRPs performed in our hospital in patients with localized prostate Ca. It was used three trocars of 5mm, one of 10mm and one of 12mm. We examine perioperative data and short-term results of these cases. RESULTS: The mean operative time was 270 minutes (range 240-320). No particular difficultiescomplications were observed when created the extraperitoneal space. No intra-operative complications were noticed and no blood transfusion was required. However one case had to be converted to open surgery because of technological problem. The average catheterization time and hospital stay was 8.2 and 7.3 days, respectively. With a brief follow up, all data are present in detail in a table. CONCLUSIONS: The early experience showed that ELRP is a safe and technically feasible approach to treat localized prostate Ca in a district hospital. Additionally, it provides satisfactory oncological functional - aesthetic results, which are expected to be further improved by increasing surgical experience.
European Urology Supplements 15(6), 2016