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Nerve sparing can preserve orgasmic function in most men after robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

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OBJECTIVE: •  To investigate orgasmic outcomes in patients undergoing robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) and the effects of age and nerve sparing on these outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: •  Between January 2005 and June 2007, 708 patients underwent RALP at our institution. •  We analysed postoperative potency and orgasmic outcomes in the 408 men, of the 708, who were potent, able to achieve orgasm preoperatively and available for follow-up. RESULTS: •  Of men aged ≤60...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Surgical Sciences
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Author
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Volume:
109
Issue:
4
Pages:
596-602
Publication date:
2012-02-01
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EISSN:
1464-410X
ISSN:
1464-4096
Language:
English
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pubs:414560
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uuid:68a791fd-d01e-4471-b740-843b9141b195
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pubs:414560
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414560
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2013-11-16

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