Extraperitoneal Access

  • András Hoznek
  • Michael Esposito
  • Laurent Salomon
  • Clement-Claude Abbou


Initial development of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) was based on the experience of a few surgeons with transperitoneal laparoscopic access to the prostate and seminal vesicles.1–3 Transperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy was successfully introduced in routine clinical practice in France following the pioneering work of Gaston and Piéchaud in 1998 (unpublished series). Transperitoneal approach became predominant worldwide and was considered as the gold standard of laparoscopic prostatectomy.


Radical Prostatectomy Seminal Vesicle Rectus Muscle Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Transperitoneal Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • András Hoznek
    • 1
  • Michael Esposito
    • 2
  • Laurent Salomon
    • 1
  • Clement-Claude Abbou
    • 1
  1. 1.Urology ServiceCHU Henri MondorCréteil-CedexFrance
  2. 2.Department of UrologyHackensack University Medical CenterHackensackUSA

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