Initial report of hybrid radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer: Reduced bleeding, clear vision, and secure surgical margins

Takashi Saika, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Toyohiko Watanabe, Daisuke Manabe, Shin Ebara, Shinya Uehara, Yasutomo Nasu, Hiromi Kumon

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To evaluate morbidity in Hybrid Radical Prostatectomy (HRP, hybridized laparoscopic and open retropubic radical prostatectomy). The operative and pathological outcomes obtained in 25 consecutive patients who underwent HRP were reviewed. The median operating time was 220min, median blood loss was 550ml, and no patient required an allogenic blood transfusion. No severe postoperative complications were observed. The surgical margin was positive in 12% of all patients, and in 1 patient with pT2 or less (4.5%). These results indicate that HRP is safe and may be able to combine the benefits of both laparoscopic and open procedures. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Article number4
JournalActa medica Okayama
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008



  • Hybrid surgery
  • Morbidity
  • Positive surgical margin
  • Prostate cancer
  • Radical prostatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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