Medical News Today: PSA levels after prostatectomy

A prostatectomy is one treatment option for prostate cancer. It involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Following a prostatectomy, doctors carry out regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to check that the cancer is not returning. Learn more about PSA after a prostatectomy here.
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This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) version 2 as well as periprostatic fat (PPF) measured on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI) at predicting pathological upgrading amongst patients with biopsy Gleason score 3 + 3 disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 56 patients with biopsy Gleason score 6 PCa who underwent prebiopsy mp-MRI and radical prostatectomy (RP) between November 2013 and March 2018 was conducted. Two radiologists performed PI-RADS v2 score evaluation and different fat measurements on mp-MRI. T...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research
We present two cases of RALP in LTRs with localized prostate cancer (PCa). In both cases, a transperitoneal approach was used, and they were successfully completed without perioperative complications. Thus, RALP seems to be a feasible, safe and effective treatment for PCa in LTRs. Significant modifications to the surgical technique do not seem to be required, and patient optimization in preparation for surgery remains the key factor. History of liver transplant should not discourage embarking in a RALP in Centers with adequate robotic expertise. PMID: 30895766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Minerva Urol Nefrol Source Type: research
According to this study: For otherwise healthy men with clinically detected, localized prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy reduces mortality and the risk of metastasis compared with watchful waiting.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Journal Watch Source Type: research
We report the superior results of the detrusorrhaphy technique during RARP that helps achieve early continence. Our prospective study involved 95 consecutive patients who underwent RARP between March 2015 and May 2017; fifty patients underwent RARP using the new detrusorrhaphy technique (group 1) and 45 underwent standard RARP (group 2). The postoperative oncological and functional outcomes were compared between the two groups. The postoperative continence was assessed at 0 day, 1 week, 4 weeks, 8-12 weeks, and 6 months after catheter removal. Continence was defined as the use of no pad over a 24 h period. Mean operative t...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Conclusion: There is a great histopathological variation of initial GS versus reviewed GS. There is also a better correlation of reviewed GS and post - surgical GS than with initial GS. The second opinion by an uropathologist improves diagnosis and should be advised for better therapeutic decision.
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Length and location of the PSM and the Gleason score detected in the PSM region could not predict bi ochemical recurrence according to the results of this present study. However high preoperative PSA value is an independent prognostic factor for biochemical recurrence.
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusions: We should be more careful when we perform RALP in patients at risk of impaired renal function despite being a minimally invasive surgical method with superior visual characteristics.
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Introduction and objective: Local prostate cancer recurrence is usually treated with salvage radiation (sRDT) with or without adjuvant therapy. However, surgical resection could be an option. We aim to present the surgical technique for robot - assisted laparoscopic resection prostate cancer local recurrence after radical prostatectomy (RP) and sRDT in 2 cases. Patients and method: First case depicts a 70 year - old man who underwent RP in 2001 and sRDT in 2004. Following adjuvant therapy, patient had biochemical recurrence. MRI showed a solid mass in the prostatic fossa close to vesicourethral anastomosis, measur...
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This study represents the largest series of salvage surgery after FT and shows that this approach is safe with no increase in toxicity when compared to primary RALP. Men identified as having infield recurrence after FT appear to have phenotypically aggressive disease and should be counselled regarding the potential need for a multimodal therapeutic approach.Patient summaryRobotic surgery after focal therapy for prostate cancer is safe and achieves postoperative continence results similar to those for robotic radical prostatectomy in treatment-naïve patients. However, if the cancer recurrence is within the previously t...
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe impact of different radiotherapy modalities on the development and characteristics of second primary bladder cancers (BCa) and BCa-specific mortality (BCa-SM) remains unclear. Thus, we evaluated the incidence and biological behavior of subsequent BCa and related survival in patients who underwent radiation therapy for prostate cancer (PCa).MethodsA total of 530,581 patients in the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results database with localized PCa between 1988 and 2013 were identified. PCa treatments included radical prostatectomy (RP), external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), radioactive implants (RI),...
Source: International Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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