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Urethral-sparing robot-assisted simple prostatectomy preserves ejaculatory function


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European Urology
Reuters Health - 17/11/2020 - Urethral-sparing robot-assisted simple prostatectomy (usRASP) preserves ejaculatory function while relieving lower-urinary-tract symptoms (LUTS) in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), according to findings from a prospective study. "The most interesting results is the high percentage of the patients that maintain anterograde ejaculation," Dr. Francesco Porpiglia of "San Luigi Gonzaga" Hospital, in Turin, Italy, told Reuters Health by email. "Surprising is the fact that the ejaculate volume is normal with normal spermiogram values. Therefore, the ejaculation can be considered physiologically similar to young health men." Retrograde ejaculation is one of the most frequent adverse effects following treatment of BPH, and it has a major impact on patients' quality of life. Urethral-sparing simple prostatectomy, whether open or laparoscopic, has been associated with preservation of anterograde ejaculation. In their report in E...


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