One of the fundamental indications for the treatment of prostate cancer is surgical resection or Radical Prostatectomy. It includes the removal of the prostate, seminal vesicles and surrounding tissues.
It can be performed through a posterior approach (Bocciardi Procedure) preserving the dorsal penile vascular system and neurological bundles, being this a more conservative procedure for sexual potency and incontinence. Sometimes it is better remove the prostate by anterior approach.
Occasionally, depending on the aggressiveness of the tumor and the risk of metastasis, the lymph nodes of the area or lymphadenectomy should be eliminated.