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Robotic prostatectomy proven to provide sexual outcome benefit

A recent prospective, randomized study comparing the outcomes of laparoscopic and robot-assisted prostatectomy provides some of the best contemporary evidence of the superiority of the robotic procedure in terms of postoperative erectile function. A similarly high-quality comparison of robotic and open prostatectomy must now be warranted.

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The author has received grants/research support from Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Timm Medical Technologies and Vivus.

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Engel, J. Robotic prostatectomy proven to provide sexual outcome benefit. Nat Rev Urol 8, 357–358 (2011).

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