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Transplant Proc. 2016 Apr;48(3):905-9. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2016.01.036.

Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy for Localized Prostate Cancer in Asian Renal Transplant Recipients.

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1
Department of Urology, Prostate Cancer Center, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: jiizuka@kc.twmu.ac.jp.
2
Department of Urology, Prostate Cancer Center, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The purpose of this study was to present our experience with robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) for localized prostate cancer in renal transplant recipients (RTRs) and to determine the feasibility and efficacy of RARP in these patients.

METHODS:

We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 236 patients who underwent RARP for localized prostate cancer at our institution between August 2011 and July 2015 and identified 3 patients who were RTRs. We reviewed the available clinical data of the 3 patients.

RESULTS:

All patients underwent RARP successfully without any major complications. The mean operation time was 162 minutes (range, 127-195 minutes). The mean estimated blood loss was 52 mL (range, 30-75 mL); therefore, the patients did not need any perioperative blood transfusion. In all cases, graft function, as determined according to the serum creatinine level, was stable during and after the operation. Pathological examination showed negative surgical margins with organ-confined disease in all patients.

CONCLUSIONS:

We reported 3 RTRs with localized prostate cancer who were treated with RARP. RARP might be a feasible and effective minimally invasive technique for the treatment of localized prostate cancer in carefully selected RTRs.

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