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Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: extraperitoneal approach

Abstract

The description of the laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: extraperitoneal approach covers all aspects of the surgical procedure used for the management of prostate cancer. Operating room set up, position of patient and equipment, instruments used are thoroughly described. The technical key steps of the surgical procedure are presented in a step by step way: creation of extraperitoneal space, operative protocol, intrafascial dissection, specimen retrieval, vesicourethral anastomosis, end of procedure. Consequently, this operating technique is well standardized for the management of this condition.

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  • 2006-02-01