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Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue. 2005 Feb;11(2):130-1, 135.

[Extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: a report of 2 cases].

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  • 1Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210029, China.



To probe into the operation method and clinical result of extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.


Two male patients of prostate cancer underwent extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. The main operation procedures proceeded under the extraperitoneal laparoscope, consisting of dissecting the prostate gland, cutting the bladder shank and the apix of the prostate gland, and then freeing the seminal vesicles followed by removing the prostate anteriorly. The final step was to connect the urethra and bladder neck.


The operation time was 10 and 7 hours and blood loss was 1 000 and 500 ml respectively. The intestinal function resumed 24 hours after the operation. The catheter was removed 3 weeks after surgery and no complication was seen.


Extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy is a good and least invasive method for local prostate cancer.

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