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Eur Urol. 2017 Mar;71(3):307-308. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2016.08.068. Epub 2016 Sep 13.

Robotic and Open Radical Prostatectomy: The First Prospective Randomised Controlled Trial Fuels Debate Rather than Closing the Question.

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1
EAU Robotic Urology Section, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands; Division of Oncology/Unit of Urology, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
2
EAU Robotic Urology Section, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands; Department of Urology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
3
EAU Robotic Urology Section, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands; Urology Department, Clinique Générale Beaulieu, Geneva, Switzerland.
4
EAU Robotic Urology Section, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands; Department of Urology, Guys Hospital, London, UK.
5
EAU Robotic Urology Section, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands; Department of Urology, L'Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France.
6
EAU Robotic Urology Section, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands; Department of Urology, Ankara Ataturk Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
7
EAU Robotic Urology Section, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands; Clinique Saint Augustin, Bordeaux, France.
8
EAU Robotic Urology Section, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands; Department of Urology, Verona University Hospital, Verona, Italy.
9
EAU Robotic Urology Section, European Association of Urology, Arnhem, The Netherlands; Department of Urology, O.L.V. Clinic, Aalst, Belgium. Electronic address: alex.mottrie@orsi.be.

Abstract

Despite the finally acquired level 1 evidence, the urologic debate on open versus robotic prostatectomy still persists. This trial from Brisbane will encourage future studies that will better inform this debate and define what robotic surgery offers.

PMID:
27616721
DOI:
10.1016/j.eururo.2016.08.068
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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