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Prostatectomy - Series

Prostatectomy - series - Normal anatomy

The prostate gland is an organ that surrounds the urinary urethra in men. It secretes fluid which mixes with sperm to make semen. The urethra carries urine from the bladder and sperm from the testes to the penis.

Prostatectomy - Series

Prostatectomy - series - Normal anatomy

The prostate gland is an organ that surrounds the urinary urethra in men. It secretes fluid which mixes with sperm to make semen. The urethra carries...

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Prostatectomy - Series

Indications

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the United States. Prostate cancer forms in the prostate gland, and can sometimes be felt on digital rectal examination. This is one of the purposes of the digital rectal exam.

Prostatectomy - Series

Indications

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the United States. Prostate cancer forms in the prostate gland, and can sometimes be felt on digi...

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Prostatectomy - Series

Techniques

A radical prostatectomy is surgery done to remove the prostate gland in case of prostate cancer. Techniques for radical prostatectomy include the retropubic, suprapubic, perineal, laparoscopic, and robotic methods.

Prostatectomy - Series

Techniques

A radical prostatectomy is surgery done to remove the prostate gland in case of prostate cancer. Techniques for radical prostatectomy include the ret...

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Prostatectomy - Series

Normal

The suprapubic approach allows for removal of the lymph nodes and the ability to perform a nerve sparing modification that might prevent impotence post surgery.

Prostatectomy - Series

Normal

The suprapubic approach allows for removal of the lymph nodes and the ability to perform a nerve sparing modification that might prevent impotence po...

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Prostatectomy - Series

Aftercare

Patients with prostate cancer may require radiation therapy after surgery depending on the extent of disease. The results of surgery depend on the extent of the disease, and the response of the tumor to resection and radiotherapy.

Prostatectomy - Series

Aftercare

Patients with prostate cancer may require radiation therapy after surgery depending on the extent of disease. The results of surgery depend on the ex...

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Review Date: 7/31/2019

Reviewed By: Sovrin M. Shah, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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