Incontinence and impotence are the two chief drawbacks of radical prostatectomy (RP). Incontinence is the most relevant for most of the patients, even if there is high variability in terms of prevalence and definition of continence. Incontinence seems the result of several factors, the most important being the surgical injury of some structures and the biomechanical instability associated with vesicourethral anastomosis. In the posterior urethra, which guarantees the continence mechanism, two functionally independent regions can be recognized: the proximal and the distal. The proximal region can be identified with the bladder neck, while the distal region is the rhabdosphincter urethrae. Concerning the distal functional region, two kinds of strategy can be applied: the preservation of puboprostatic ligaments and urethral attachments, or the reconstruction of the urethral rhabdosphincter, which can be anterior, posterior or total. We describe our technique of choice for posterior reconstruction, first described by Rocco and then modified by Patel et al.

Ralp and Rocco stitch : tecnica originale / M.G. Spinelli, G. Cozzi, A. Grasso, M. Talso, D. Varisco, D. Abed El Rahman, P. Acquati, G. Albo, B. Rocco, A. Maggioni, F. Rocco. - In: UROLOGIA. - ISSN 0391-5603. - 78:S-18(2011), pp. S1-S4. ((Intervento presentato al 60. convegno Congresso della Società degli urologi del Nord Italia tenutosi a Bologna nel 2011 [10.5301/RU.2011.8773].

Ralp and Rocco stitch : tecnica originale

M.G. Spinelli
Primo
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G. Cozzi
Secondo
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A. Grasso;D. Abed El Rahman;P. Acquati;G. Albo;B. Rocco;A. Maggioni
Penultimo
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F. Rocco
Ultimo
2011

Abstract

Incontinence and impotence are the two chief drawbacks of radical prostatectomy (RP). Incontinence is the most relevant for most of the patients, even if there is high variability in terms of prevalence and definition of continence. Incontinence seems the result of several factors, the most important being the surgical injury of some structures and the biomechanical instability associated with vesicourethral anastomosis. In the posterior urethra, which guarantees the continence mechanism, two functionally independent regions can be recognized: the proximal and the distal. The proximal region can be identified with the bladder neck, while the distal region is the rhabdosphincter urethrae. Concerning the distal functional region, two kinds of strategy can be applied: the preservation of puboprostatic ligaments and urethral attachments, or the reconstruction of the urethral rhabdosphincter, which can be anterior, posterior or total. We describe our technique of choice for posterior reconstruction, first described by Rocco and then modified by Patel et al.
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