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Interventional treatment: open prostatectomy 

Interventional treatment: open prostatectomy
Interventional treatment: open prostatectomy

C Gratzke

and Christian G Stief

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date: 19 June 2021

Open prostatectomy results in excellent functional results, associated with a low morbidity and mortality rate

Because it's easy to perform the technique, and because of its low technical demands, it represents the standard technique for patients with lower urinary tract symptoms due to significant benign prostate enlargement and bladder outlet obstruction in the majority of countries

Despite the promising results of minimally-invasive techniques such as laparoscopic and robotic prostate enucleation, these techniques are still confined to centres of excellence.

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