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Table 2 Outcomes of surgery

From: Denonvilliers’ fascia acts as the fulcrum and hammock for continence after radical prostatectomy

Group DFS, n (%) Control, n (%) P
Mean ± Std (Range)    
 Surgery duration, min 153.2 ± 66.4 (100–400) 188.3 ± 65.1 (90–480) < 0.01
 Blood loss, ml 143.1 ± 107.2 (20–800) 132.4 ± 136.9 (20–1000) 0.6
NVB sparing    < 0.01
 Bilateral 27 (37.5) 24 (29.3)  
 Unilateral 13 (18.1) 2 (2.4)  
 None 32 (44.4) 56 (68.3)  
LND 63 (87.5) 74 (90.2) 0.6
pT    0.5
 T0 1 (1.4) 0 (0)  
 T2 53 (73.6) 57 (69.5)  
 T3 18 (25.0) 25 (30.5)  
Gleason scores    0.1
 0 1 (1.4) 0 (0)  
 ≤ 6 17 (23.6) 9 (11)  
 7 38 (52.8) 50 (61)  
 ≥ 8 16 (22.2) 23 (28)  
Positive LN 0 (0) 3 (3.7) 0.2
SV invasion 7 (9.7) 18 (22) 0.04
PSM 15 (20.8) 17 (20.7) 1.0
 Sites of PSM    0.3
 One-site (location; %) 13 (5 basal, 7 apical, 1 post-lateral; 18%) 11 (2 basal, 8 apical, 1 post-lateral; 13.4%)  
 Multiple-sites (locations; %) 2 (2 apical and post-lateral; 2.8%) 6 (5 apical and basal, 1 apical, basal and post-lateral; 7.3%)  
 Post-lateral PSM 3 (4.2%) 2 (2.4%) 0.7
IIEF-5 Q2 ≥ 3 post-surgery 25 (34.7) 14 (17.1) 0.01
Continence    < 0.01
 Immediate 60 (83.3) 11 (13.4) < 0.01
 3 months- 65 (90.3) 25 (30.5) < 0.01
 6 months- 66 (91.7) 53 (64.6) < 0.01
 12 months- 67 (93.1) 66 (80.5) 0.02
  1. LND lymph node dissection, NVB nerve vascular bundle, PSM positive surgical margin, SV seminal vesicles