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New Way in Prostate Surgery to Preserve Urinary Continence

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Thousands of men who opt for surgical removal of the prostate as their primary treatment for prostate cancer have to face the risk of post-operative urinary incontinence.

Now a team of urologic surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center has devised what they describe as a simple, effective means of reconstructing key anatomical structures that ensure continence.

The new method hastens recovery of urinary continence for patients with early-state, localized, non-aggressive tumors, they say. Probably, it will have no impact on the small minority of patients who endure long-term failure to recover urinary continence. Full story:
Collar Reconstruction Procedure During Robotic Prostate Surgery Speeds Recovery of Urinary Control, Team Says

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