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Transperitoneal Ascending Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: The Heilbronn Technique

  • Gabriel Anghel
  • Dogu Teber
  • Ali S. Gözen
  • Firas Al-Hammouri
  • Jens Rassweiler

In 1999, Jens Rassweiler developed a different laparoscopic technique similar to the classic open anatomic radical prostatectomy. Most importantly, this technique included an ascending part, with early division of the urethra, followed by a descending part, with incision of the bladder neck and dissection of the cranial pedicles, seminal vesicles, and vasa deferentia.

Since March 1999, more than 1200 laparoscopic radical prostatectomies (LRPs) were performed in our department using the Heilbronn technique.

Keywords

Radical Prostatectomy Seminal Vesicle Bladder Neck Neurovascular Bundle Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriel Anghel
    • 1
  • Dogu Teber
    • 1
  • Ali S. Gözen
    • 1
  • Firas Al-Hammouri
    • 1
  • Jens Rassweiler
    • 1
  1. 1.Urologische KlinikHeilbronnGermany

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