Salvage radical prostatectomy results in better functional outcomes and has a low risk of major complications as compared to those previously reported, a study claims. Furthermore, robotic salvage radical prostatectomy appears to reduce anastomotic stricture, blood loss and hospital stay, and improve continence outcomes.
A higher Genomic Prostate Score (GPS) is a predictor of an increased risk of adverse pathology in patients who undergo radical prostatectomy after a period on active surveillance, as in those who undergo immediate prostatectomy, reports a study. The GPS is also associated with biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy.
The efficacy of long-term hormonal therapy concomitant with salvage radiation therapy in patients who have undergone prostatectomy depends on clinical and pathological characteristics, a recent study has found.