Morbidity and Mortality of Patients Submitted to Radical Prostatectomy in a Teaching Hospital

Morbidity and Mortality of Patients Submitted to Radical Prostatectomy in a Teaching Hospital

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Author(s): Thiago da Silveira Antoniassi, Maria Fernanda W. Facio, Jeronimo Jose Neto, Lais Ferraz de Arruda, Daniel Almeida de Oliveira, Marcio Gatti, Pedro Francisco Arruda, Felipe Azenha Lamônica, Germano José Ferraz de Arruda, Luis César Fava Spessoto, Fernando Nestor Facio Junior

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.1034 286 845 39-41 Volume 5 - Jun 2016


Screening for prostate cancer has contributed to an increase in the diagnosis of tumors, probably of moderately differentiated tumors and consequent reduction in the mortality rate. Radical prostatectomy surgery (RPT), along with radiotherapy, brachytherapy, and in some selected cases, active surveillance, is considered the gold standard in the treatment of localized adenocarcinoma of the prostate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the complications of patients undergoing RPT in Hospital de Base São José do Rio Preto. A retrospective study was carried out in 78 patients through a review of patient records between January 2005 and December 2010. Descriptive statistical analysis was used. Of the 78 patients included in this study, 71 had complications related to the surgical procedure. Common morbidities included erectile dysfunction (55.1%) and urinary incontinence (44.8%). Complications mainly occurred in patients older than 70 years (49%). The mortality rate due to postoperative complications was 1.2%. Post-operative complication rates in this study are consistent with previous studies although the mortality rate was slightly higher may reflect the experience of the surgeons who performed the procedure.


Prostate cancer, Radical prostatectomy, Morbidity, Mortality


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