Retropubic Transcervical Prostatectomy Without Catheter as a Modification of the Millin Technique

  • H. Baur
  • J. E. Altwein
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In comparison to the commonly performed transurethral adenomectomy the retropubic method of prostatectomy has gained new importance recently. This is due to the extensive studies of Roos et al. [7], who demonstrated that the rate of necessary reoperations was four to six times more frequent after transurethral adenomectomy than with retropubic prostatectomy. In this study the average weight of the trans-urethrally treated prostates was 66g. Most urologists, however, prefer the retropubic adenomectomy only for heavier prostates.


Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Indigo Carmine Ureteral Orifice Retropubic Prostatectomy Prostate Capsule 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Baur
  • J. E. Altwein
    • 1
  1. 1.Urologische AbteilungKrankenhaus der Barmherzigen BrüderMünchen 19Germany

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