Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: The transperitoneal antegrade approach

Karim Touijer, Edouard Trabulsi, Waleed Hassen, Bertrand Guillonneau

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Abstract

Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) has gained increasing importance in the laparoscopic urologic on-cology field and became an established treatment for organ-confined prostate cancer. The initial report of LRP by Schuessler was of nine cases treated through an intraperitoneal approach [1]. Shortly thereafter, a single case of a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy through an extraperitoneal approach was reported [2]. However, in the largest initial series from France, the transperitoneal approach was used [3-6]. With the accu-mulated experience and worldwide use, variations in the approach and the instrumentation used were intro-duced. Herein we will discuss the technique of an ante-grade transperitoneal LRP as currently performed at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaparoscopic Urologic Surgery in Malignancies
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages141-148
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540205128, 9783540205128
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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