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Hood technique can facilitate swift return to urinary continence after radical prostatectomy


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European Urology
Reuters Health - 26/10/2020 - The "hood" technique for robot-assisted prostatectomy enabled a return to continence within four months, without compromising surgical margins, in a single-center, single-surgeon study. "The clinical findings show that early urinary continence is possible and the novel hood technique helped to speed up this process," Dr. Ashutosh (Ash) Tewari of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City told Reuters Health by email. "Ninety-five percent of patients were able to achieve urinary continence within days to a week rather than waiting weeks using the more standard techniques." "Hundreds of thousands of patients have undergone one or another transperitoneal anterior radical prostatectomy technique, so most surgeons are already familiar with this approach," he said. "The hood technique was a minimalistic change in an already existing and familiar approach for many surgeons." Following prostate removal, the new techniqu...


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