From the first radical prostatectomy (RP), this kind of surgeries have always led to the need of a vesicourethral anastomosis (VUA). We present a case of a 65 year-old patient with diagnosis of prostate cancer and candidate for laparoscopic RP. The approach was a conventional extraperitoneal access with complete urethral sparing that avoids the need of VUA. Bladder catheter was removed on the third postoperative day observing immediate urinary continence. The anatomopathological analysis revealed a pT2 adenocarcinoma with negative margins. We report for the first time, a minimally invasive technique that avoids the need of VUA with favorable functional results.

Urology case reports. 2019 Sep 05*** epublish ***

Dario Vazquez-Martul, Alfonso Barbagelata-Lopez, Alicia Lopez-Fernandez, Venancio Chantada-Abal

Urology Department, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario, A Coruña, Spain.