Age Stratified Functional Outcomes After Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy

Craig G. Rogers, Li Ming Su, Richard E. Link, Wendy Sullivan, Andrew Wagner, Christian Pavlovich

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Purpose: We assessed health related quality of life in men treated for prostate cancer with laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Materials and Methods: Urinary continence and potency were prospectively assessed in 369 men stratified into age groups, including group 1-younger than 50, group 2-50 to 59 and group 3-60 years or older, by analyzing answers to the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite questionnaire collected preoperatively, and 3, 6 and 12 months after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Results: Younger men were more likely to achieve urinary continence (1 pad or less daily) 1 year after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (groups 1 to 3 100%, 91% and 81%, respectively, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2448-2452
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2006



  • impotence
  • prostate
  • prostatectomy
  • questionnaires
  • urinary incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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