Radical Perineal Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Howard J Korman, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
  • Print
Questions & Answers

Overview

What is radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?

What are the benefits and disadvantages of radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?

What are the trends in prostate cancer management and the use of radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?

What is the pelvic anatomy relevant to performing a radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?

What steps are taken to reduce the prostate gland prior to radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?

What is included in the preprocedure prep for radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?

What are the reported outcomes for radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?

What are the reported outcomes for cancer control following radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?

Periprocedural Care

What is included in patient education about radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP) postoperative care?

What is included in patient education about radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP) outcomes?

What is the role of anesthesia in radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?

How is the patient positioned for radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring following a radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?

Technique

How does radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP) compare to other minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer?

How is a radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP) performed?

What is included in the postoperative care following a radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?

What are the possible intraoperative complications of radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?

What are the possible early postoperative complications of radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?

What are the possible delayed postoperative complications of radical perineal prostatectomy (RPP)?