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Suprapubic Prostatectomy

  • Vincent J. O’ConorJr.

Abstract

Suprapubic prostatectomy refers to the enucleation of adenomatous hyperplastic tissue from the prostate, performed through the cavity of the bladder after extraperitoneal incision of the anterior bladder wall. This may also be termed transvesical prostatectomy to distinguish it from the transcapsular or retropubic prostatectomy. It should be noted that these procedures are not truly prostatectomies and more correctly should be considered adenomectomy, as the true prostate (surgical capsule) is left intact when the operation is properly performed.

Keywords

Bladder Neck Rectus Sheath Posterior Capsule Open Prostatectomy Bladder Calculus 
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  • Vincent J. O’ConorJr.

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