Vesicourethral Anastomotic Stenosis After Open or Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Retropubic Prostatectomy—Results from the Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Robot Open Trial

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We investigated the risk of developing anastomotic stenosis after radical prostatectomy and found it to be twice as high after open surgery as after robot-assisted prostatectomy. The risk seems to be associated with the number of sutures/takes in the anastomosis.


  • Katarina Koss Modig
  • Rebecka Arnsrud Godtman
  • Anders Bjartell
  • Stefan Carlsson
  • Eva Haglind
  • Jonas Hugosson
  • Marianne Månsson
  • Gunnar Steineck
  • Thordis Thorsteinsdottir
  • Stavros Tyritzis
  • Anna Wallerstedt Lantz
  • Peter Wiklund
  • Johan Stranne
External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
  • Karolinska Institutet
  • University of Gothenburg
  • National University Hospital of Iceland
  • University of Iceland
  • Hygeia Hospital
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Urology and Nephrology
  • Surgery
  • Cancer and Oncology


  • Anastomotic stenosis, Prostate cancer, Robotic surgery
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Urology Focus
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2019 Nov 9
Publication categoryResearch