Assessment of surgical technique and perioperative morbidity associated with extraperitoneal versus transperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

@article{Hoznek2003AssessmentOS,
  title={Assessment of surgical technique and perioperative morbidity associated with extraperitoneal versus transperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Andrs Hoznek and Patrick Antiphon and Tomasz Borkowski and Matthew T. Gettman and Ran Katz and Laurent Salomon and Safwat Zaki and Alexandre de la Taille and C lment-Claude Abbou},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={617-22}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the perioperative morbidity and surgical technique of the two main variants of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: the more often used transperitoneal approach with primary dissection of the plane posterior to the seminal vesicles (TP-LRP) and a purely extraperitoneal approach (EP-LRP). METHODS Our initial 20 consecutive patients who underwent EP-LRP and the last 20 consecutive patients who underwent TP-LRP were included in this retrospective study. The two groups were… CONTINUE READING

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