Radical perineal vs. retropubic prostatectomy: a review of optimal application and technical considerations in the utilization of these exposures.


Journal Article

Radical prostatectomy can be performed either with a retropubic or perineal approach. While the former has enjoyed popularity in recent years, perineal prostatectomy has undergone a substantial resurgence because of interest in laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy. The advantages and disadvantages of each are defined, as well as technical modifications that have been developed seeking to diminish problems with each approach. While many urologic surgeons are no longer familiar with the perineal approach, its potential advantages, particularly in certain situations, would suggest that it can be a valuable component of the uro-oncologist's surgical armamentarium for the management of localized prostate cancer.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walther, PJ

Published Date

  • 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 Suppl 2 /

Start / End Page

  • 34 - 38

PubMed ID

  • 8262122

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8262122

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0302-2838

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000474386


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland