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Urology. 2006 Jan;67(1):17-21.

Intrafascial nerve-sparing endoscopic extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy.

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Department of Urology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. stolj@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To present a modification of our previously published technique of nerve-sparing endoscopic extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy (nsEERPE).

METHODS:

The technique enables puboprostatic ligament preservation, leaving intact the puboprostatic ligaments, endopelvic fascia, periprostatic fascia, and neurovascular bundles (intrafascial dissection). The modification of nsEERPE was performed in 50 consecutive patients.

RESULTS:

The total operative time was 131 minutes (range 75 to 165). The mean catheterization time was 5.4 days (range 5 to 14).

CONCLUSIONS:

The intrafascial nsEERPE is a modification of our previously published standard nsEERPE. The anterior approach to the periprostatic fascia enables less traumatic dissection from the prostate and thus, theoretically, a more viable neurovascular bundle.

PMID:
16413324
DOI:
10.1016/j.urology.2005.09.052
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