Indian Journal of Urology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 238--241

Feasibility of robotic radical prostatectomy for medication refractory chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: Initial results


Sameer Chopra, Raj Satkunasivam, Monish Aron 
 Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology, USC Institute of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA

Correspondence Address:
Monish Aron
Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology, USC Institute of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
USA

Four patients diagnosed with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), met criteria for National Institute of Health (NIH) Category III prostatitis, failed multiple medicinal treatments and underwent robotic radical prostatectomy (RRP). Median operative time (range): 157 (127–259) min. Validated functional questionnaires responses and NIH CP symptom index (NIH-CPSI) score were collected for each patient's status at different time points pre- and post-operatively. Median decreases (range) were: International Prostate Symptom Score - 14 (1–19); Sexual Health Inventory for Men - 6 (−14–22); and NIH-CPSI total - 23.5 (13–33). Median length of follow-up (range) was 34 (24–43) months. RRP appears to be an option for carefully selected patients with medication-refractory CP/CPPS who understand that baseline sexual function may not be restored postoperatively.


How to cite this article:
Chopra S, Satkunasivam R, Aron M. Feasibility of robotic radical prostatectomy for medication refractory chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: Initial results.Indian J Urol 2016;32:238-241


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Chopra S, Satkunasivam R, Aron M. Feasibility of robotic radical prostatectomy for medication refractory chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: Initial results. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Dec 6 ];32:238-241
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