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2019 Nov

Medicine (Baltimore)



Neuropathic painful complications due to endopelvic nerve lesions after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: Three case reports.


Cascella M, Quarto G, Grimaldi G, Izzo A, Muscariello R, Castaldo L, Di Caprio B, Bimonte S, Del Prete P, Cuomo A, Perdonà S
Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Nov; 98(46):e18011.
PMID: 31725673.


Robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) is the most frequent strategy used for the surgical remedy of patients with localized prostate cancer. Although there is awareness about potential patient positioning nerve injuries, iatrogenic nerve lesions are less described in the literature. Here, we report 3 cases of patients who presented with neuropathic painful complications due to RALP-associated nerve lesions.