retropubic prostatectomies meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    Complete or partial surgical removal of the prostate. Three primary approaches are commonly employed: suprapubic - removal through an incision above the pubis and through the urinary bladder; retropubic - as for suprapubic but without entering the urinary bladder; and transurethral (TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF PROSTATE).


  1. The Irish surgeon Terence Millin, MD ( 1903 1980 ) developed the radical retropubic prostatectomy in 1945.
  2. American urologist Patrick C . Walsh, MD ( 1938 present ) developed the modern nerve-sparing, retropubic prostatectomy with minimal blood loss.
  3. It is commonly applied in radical retropubic prostatectomy where surgeons may visually identify the cavernous nerves of penis or apply an electrical stimulation penile plethysmograph diagnostic test to verify the nerves.
  4. ;Robotic assistance : Some believe that in the hands of an experienced surgeon, robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy ( RALP ) may reduce positive surgical margins when compared to radical retropubic prostatectomy ( RRP ) among patients with prostate cancer according to a retrospective study.
  5. Mahony said he opted for the surgery, known as a radical retropubic prostatectomy, as opposed to the radiation therapy many other prostate cancer patients choose, because it seemed to be the most logical choice for a man of his age and position with the church.

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