Contemporary Technique of Radical Prostatectomy

Open Approach
  • Eric A. Klein
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)


Radical retropubic prostatectomy remains a popular therapy for localized prostate cancer and is frequently performed in most urologic practices. The current technique for this procedure, developed from watching many experienced surgeons, studying published descriptions, and a large surgical experience, is described. There are many ways to accomplish the goals of any operation, and what is described is what has worked best in terms of pathologic and functional results in more than 1500 patients.


Radical Prostatectomy Seminal Vesicle Bladder Neck Neurovascular Bundle Pelvic Lymphadenectomy 
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