Session

Expert challenges expert

Thematic Session 02

  • Location:
    Room Milan, North Hall (Level 1)
  • Chairs:
     B. Djavan, Vienna (AT)
     G. Janetschek, Salzburg (AT)
  • Aims and objectives of this session

    Salvage prostatectomy is technically more difficult than primary prostatectomy, and the complication rate is higher. The videos demonstrate that it can be performed by either open surgery or robot-assisted laparoscopy. The advantages and disadvantages of either technique will be discussed.
    EPLND -the gold standard- has a false negative rate of at least 10%. This rate can by decreased by super extended PLND, but the price is decreased specificity, longer operative time, and possibly a higher complication rate. The solution may be targeted PLND such as sentinel PLND which allows to increase specificity, sensitivity and accuracy. Two different concepts of sentinel PLND will be presented.

Salvage prostatectomy - How I do it?
Open salvage prostatectomy
Presenter
 A. Heidenreich, Cologne (DE)
Discussant
 D. Murphy, Melbourne (AU)
Robotic salvage prostatectomy
Presenter
 D. Murphy, Melbourne (AU)
Discussant
 A. Heidenreich, Cologne (DE)
Discussion
Extent of primary lymph node dissection
Sentinel node
Presenter
 H.G. Van Der Poel, Amsterdam (NL)
Discussant
 N. Fossati, Milan (IT)
Extended lymph node dissection
Presenter
 N. Fossati, Milan (IT)
Discussant
 H.G. Van Der Poel, Amsterdam (NL)
Discussion