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Medical News & Perspectives
November 14, 2001

Laparascopic Prostate Surgery Suggested

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JAMA. 2001;286(18):2224. doi:10.1001/jama.286.18.2224-JMN10111-2-1

New Orleans—Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) shows promise as a viable alternative to open radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) in the surgical treatment of prostate cancer, researchers said at the American College Of Surgeons Clinical Congress held in October.

The investigators, from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in Worcester, said their findings suggest that using laparoscopic techniques might improve patient length of stay in hospitals.

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