V4-04: Technical aspects of robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in large prostates (≥75g).

V4-04: Technical aspects of robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in large prostates (≥75g).

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Introductions and Objectives
Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) in patients with voluminous prostate glands is known to be challenging. The objective of this video-abstract is to show specific technical approaches to the different steps of RARP in patients with large prostate glands (≥75g) and to analyse the impact of prostate weight on peri-operative surgical and pathological outcomes.

Methods
We analysed the prospectively collected peri-operative and pathological data of all men undergoing RARP at our centre between July 2010 and May 2014. Men were divided into three groups depending on the weight of the pathological prostate specimen: small (