Location of positive surgical margins after radical prostatectomy – A systematic review and network meta-analysis

Athul John, Thomas Milton, Aashray Gupta, Brendon Stretton, Joseph Hewitt, Rick Catterwell, Luke Selth, Michael O'Callaghan

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Background and Objective: The relevance of positive surgical margins (PSM) in prostate cancer patients undergoing. Radical prostatectomy (RP) remains controversial, given that its prognostic capacity for biochemical recurrence (BCR) and other outcomes is inconsistent. Over the last decade, several studies have explored the location of positive surgical margins and their ability to predict biochemical recurrence. Hence, we aimed to systematically review and perform a network meta-analysis answering the clinical question: Does the location of PSM (Comparator and Intervention) influence the risk of BCR (Outcomes) in men with PSM after RP (Population)?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-27
Number of pages2
JournalBJU International
Issue numberS2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022
Event74th Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 25 Jun 202228 Jun 2022


  • Positive surgical margins
  • Radical prostatectomy
  • Biochemical recurrence

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