Vol. 44 (2): 238-247, March – Abril, 2018

doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2017.0260


Sompol Permpongkosol 1, Supanun Aramay 2, Thawanrat Vattanakul 2, Sith Phongkitkarun 2
1 Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand; 2 Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Introduction and objective: To determine the association between the anthropometric measurements by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and perioperative outcomes of extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (ELRP).

Materials and Methods: From 2008 to June 2016, 86 patients underwent preoperative MRI prior to undergoing ELRP for localized prostate cancer. We analyzed the associa­tions between anthropometric measurements of MRI and the perioperative outcomes of patients who underwent ELRP.

Results: The mean patient age was 69.61±8.30 years. The medians of operating time and blood loss were 2.30 hours and 725.30ml, respectively. The total post-surgical complication rate was 1.16%. The median hospital stay was 6.50 days. The pathologi­cal stages for T2 and T3 were 45.74% and 34.04%, respectively. The rate as positive surgical margins (PSMs) was 18.09% (pT2 and pT3; 6.38% and 9.57%). The angles between pubic bone and prostate gland (angle 1&2), were significantly associated with operative time and hospital stay, respectively (p<0.05). There was no correlation be­tween the pelvimetry and positive surgical margin.

Conclusions: The findings of the present study suggest that anthropometric measure­ments of the MRI are related to operative difficulties in ELRP. This study confirmed that MRI planning is the key to preventing complications in ELRP.

Keywords: Prostatectomy; Prostatic Neoplasms; Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Laparoscopy

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