retropubic meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    1 : situated or occurring behind the pubis
    2 : performed by way of the retropubic space ‹retropubic prostatectomy›


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  1. The retropubic space of Retzius is named after him.
  2. The Irish surgeon Terence Millin, MD ( 1903 1980 ) developed the radical retropubic prostatectomy in 1945.
  3. McLeod, who does both procedures, chose the retropubic approach for this operation because he wants to remove the lymph nodes for study.
  4. This space is called the retropubic space of Retzius ( from the Clinic of Digestive Surgery, University Hospital St-Pierre, Brussels ).
  5. American urologist Patrick C . Walsh, MD ( 1938 present ) developed the modern nerve-sparing, retropubic prostatectomy with minimal blood loss.

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