Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy - Semi-Live Masterclass

Thematic Session 18

  • Location:
    Room Munich, North Hall (Level 1)
  • Chair:
     P. Albers, Düsseldorf (DE)
  • Aims and objectives of this session

    The new format of semi-live surgical video presentations allows to compare and discuss different surgical techniques of robot-assisted radical prostatectomies. State-of-the art surgeons are challenged by other state-of-the art surgeons on an exquisite international level. Aim of this session is to practically demonstrate pros and cons of a personally preferred surgical technique to allow the auditorium to make up its own mind regarding special surgical tips and tricks.

Saphenous-sparing laparoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy

By: Chiapparrone G.1, Rapisarda S.2, De Concilio B.3, Zeccolini G.3, Trombetta C.1, Celia A.3

Institutes: 1University of Trieste, Dept. of Urology, Trieste, Italy, 2University of Catania, Dept. of Urology, Catania, Italy, 3San Bassiano Hospital, Dept. of Urology, Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Video presentation Conventional nerve-sparing robot assisted radical prostatectomy
 A. Mottrie, Aalst (BE)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

The aim is to show the ORSI technique of antegrade nerve sparing during RARP. According to the preoperative data, the right plane of dissection can be chosen in an oncological safe way. This video-based presentation will show tips & tricks.

Panel discussion
Video presentation Retzius-sparing robot assisted radical prostatectomy
 A. Bocciardi, Milan (IT)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

Retzius-sparing robotic prostatectomy has been developed in 2010. Since then, more than 1100 cases have been performed in Milan and several hundreds in other centers worldwide. The aim of this presentation are to provide a step-by-step guide to this kind of approach highlighting the functional advantages of the technique.

Panel discussion
Video presentation Management of inguinal hernias during robot assisted radical prostatectomy
 A.E. Canda, Ankara (TR)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

This presentation focuses on repair of inguinal hernias during robotic radical prostatectomy (RARP). Types of inguinal hernias, diagnosis, indications and contraindications for repair at the time of the RARP procedure, types and use of mesh materials during repair, preoperative and postoperative precautions will be discussed.

Panel discussion
Panel of commentators
 M.R. Cooperberg, San Francisco (US)
 R. Rabenalt, Düsseldorf (DE)
 K.H. Rha, Seoul (KR)