Letters Tranexamic acid in prostatectomy

Authors’ reply to Neal and colleagues

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7545 (Published 22 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7545
  1. Giovanni Landoni, anaesthetist, senior research executive1
  2. On behalf of all authors: Francesco Montorsi, Antonella Crescenti, Giovanni Borghi, Elena Bignami, Gaia Bertarelli, Giuseppina Maria Casiraghi, Alberto Briganti, Patrizio Rigatti, Alberto Zangrillo
  1. 1Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, 20132, Italy
  1. landoni.giovanni{at}hsr.it

Surgical technique is indeed important in radical prostatectomy.1 The aim is to cure patients from cancer while minimising postoperative urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction, and we have shown that carefully performed anatomical dissection of the prostate obtains satisfactory results.2 3 Seventy per cent of patients underwent a bilateral nerve sparing procedure without cautery, …

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