Transperitoneal versus extraperitoneal approach to laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: an assessment of 156 cases.

@article{Brown2005TransperitonealVE,
  title={Transperitoneal versus extraperitoneal approach to laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: an assessment of 156 cases.},
  author={J. Alison Brown and David M Rodin and Benjamin B. Lee and Douglas M. Dahl},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2005},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={320-4}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the results of 122 transperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (TP-LRP) procedures with those of 34 extraperitoneal LRP (EP-LRP) procedures to assess for differences in outcomes and complications. Both TP-LRP and EP-LRP have been touted as effective techniques for performing LRP. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 156 LRPs performed by a single surgeon (D.M.D.) at a single institution between October 2001 and June 2003. EP-LRP was introduced in February 2003… CONTINUE READING

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