Reappraisal of radical perineal prostatectomy.


Journal Article

Radical prostatectomy is frequently the treatment of choice for localized adenocarcinoma of the prostate. The procedure can be accomplished through either a perineal or a retropubic approach; both have their advantages and disadvantages. Recently, concerns over transmission of blood-borne viruses during transfusions and the advent of laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy have resulted in a rejuvenation of interest in perineal prostatectomy. Herein, we discuss the history of perineal prostatectomy, the technique and its advantages and disadvantages.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thrasher, JB; Paulson, DF

Published Date

  • 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 8

PubMed ID

  • 1425843

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1425843

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0302-2838

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000474713


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland