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Table 1 Characteristics of patient (n = 54) undergoing radical prostatectomy.

From: Blunt apical dissection during anatomic radical retropubic prostatectomy

  No. of Patients %
Age (years)   
   Median 64 ± 7 years  
   Range 45–74 years  
Race/ethnicity   
   White 31 57
   Black 21 39
   Other 2 4
Clinical tumor classification   
   T1c 41 76
   T2 11 20
   T3 2 4
Preoperative PSA level   
   Median (ng/mL) 5.45  
   Range (ng/mL) 0.71–24.40  
   ≤ 4.0 12 22
   4.1–10 32 59
   > 10 10 19
Biopsy Gleason score   
   ≤ 6 35 65
   3+4 9 17
   4+3 4 7
   ≥ 8 6 11
Prostatectomy Gleason Score   
   ≤ 6 21 39
   3+4 15 28
   4+3 1 2
   ≥ 8 17 31
Pathologic tumor classification   
pT2 41 76
pT3a 10 19
pT3b 2 4
N1 (lymph node pos.) 1 2
Pos. surgical margin 10 18
Apex 1 10
Other 9 90
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