Salvage DaVinci RRP after radiation treatment failure- youtube video

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James C.
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   Posted 6/4/2011 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's one I've never see before, a salvage RRP. about 3/4 the way thru, they show the radiated, blackened gland being removed. Very interesting procedure, and seemingly no damage to the rectal wall.
James C, 64, East TN
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4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% inv, lf. lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Spar. open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Prob. microscopic inv.-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 4/10-.06, 9/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 2/11-.08, 5/11-.08
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   Posted 6/4/2011 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi James,
In a! The thing that strikes me most is that the prostate does not appear to have all that much damage from the radiation. I have searched all over the internet for a picture of a radiated prostate and this is the first I have seen. From what has been told to me I guess I expected to see some hard, blackened, fibrous, nut like lump. I believe that my own radiation treatment has been a failure. Thus, I am looking at alternatives. Wish there had been a bit more information around how it was determined that this patient was a good candidate for this procdure.
Thanks for the posting.
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