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Laparoscopic Extraperitoneal Radical Prostatectomy: The Descending Technique (Clinique Saint Augustine)

  • Jean Luc Hoepffner
  • Richard Gaston
  • Thierry Piechaud
  • Vaikundam Srinivasan

Laparoscopic extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy has become well established [1–4]. Essentially we approach the bladder neck first, control the pedicle, divide the bladder neck, and proceed in a descending manner toward the apex of the prostate.

Keywords

Radical Prostatectomy Seminal Vesicle Bladder Neck Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Luc Hoepffner
    • 1
  • Richard Gaston
    • 1
  • Thierry Piechaud
    • 1
  • Vaikundam Srinivasan
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinique Saint-AugustinBordeauxFrance
  2. 2.Glan Clwyd HospitalBodelwyddanUK

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