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The Apical Dissection

  • Walter Artibani
  • Giovanni Cacciamani
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Abstract

Prostate apex dissection during radical prostatectomy is a critical step in order to assure proper oncologic and functional outcomes. Full knowledge of the surgical anatomy of the prostate apex (shape variations, attachments to pelvic floor musculature, peri-prostatic fasciae, junction with membranous urethra, neural and vascular anatomy) is a prerequisite to achieve an effective surgical dissection.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyAzienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, University of VeronaVeronaItaly

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