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Urology. 2004 Feb;63(2):380-2.

Transperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in patients after laparoscopic prosthetic mesh inguinal herniorrhaphy.

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  • 1Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114-2698, USA.


Open radical retropubic prostatectomy has been reported to be difficult or impossible in patients who have previously undergone laparoscopic mesh bilateral inguinal hernia repair. We report 2 cases of successful laparoscopic transperitoneal radical prostatectomy performed in patients after prosthetic mesh inguinal herniorrhaphy. The first patient had undergone open bilateral preperitoneal inguinal hernia mesh repair 5 years previously and right laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal inguinal hernia mesh repair 7 months previously. The second patient had undergone bilateral transabdominal preperitoneal mesh inguinal herniorrhaphy 1 year previously.

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