Session

Retropubic radical prostatectomy – Tips, tricks and pitfalls

ESU Course 10

  • Location:
    Room 14, Capital suite (level 3)
  • Chair:
     H. Van Poppel, Leuven (BE)
  • Aims and objectives of this session

    In many parts of Europe, open retropubic radical prostatectomy is still the gold standard for treating localised prostate cancer. The competition with radiotherapyand novel techniques like cryosurgery and HIFU, should encourage urologists to optimally perform the surgical resection .
    This teaching course is a must for the elder resident and the younger urologist but well trained urologists who do not treat many patients with localised prostate cancer, will benefit.

Introduction
 H. Van Poppel, Leuven (BE)
Surgical anatomy
 O. Hakenberg, Rostock (DE)
Step by step radical retropubic prostatectomy
 H. Van Poppel, Leuven (BE)
Tips, tricks and pitfalls
 O. Hakenberg, Rostock (DE)
Treatment of complications
 H. Van Poppel, Leuven (BE)
Discussion and interaction