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The Retrograde Extraperitoneal Approach: Robotic Retrograde Extraperitoneal Laparoscopic Prostatectomy (RRELP)

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It is possible with the da Vinci robot to reproduce exactly the surgical protocol of an open retropubic prostatectomy and to give to the patient all the advantages of mini-invasive surgery.


  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Bladder Neck
  • Neurovascular Bundle
  • Extraperitoneal Approach
  • Vinci Robot

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The authors acknowledgments Nicole Walch for the drawings and Thierry Vedrenne for the technical assistance.

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Rochat, CH., Dubernard, P. (2011). The Retrograde Extraperitoneal Approach: Robotic Retrograde Extraperitoneal Laparoscopic Prostatectomy (RRELP). In: Hemal, A., Menon, M. (eds) Robotics in Genitourinary Surgery. Springer, London.

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