Evolution of endoscopic extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy (EERPE): Technique and outcome - Abstract

Department of Urology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig D-04103, Germany.


Endoscopic extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy (EERPE) is a well-established and standardized technique for treating patients with localized prostate cancer. Nevertheless, the procedure is continuously being refined with the expansion of anatomical knowledge. The development of a nerve-sparing approach and improvements in currently used equipment are expected to yield better results in cosmesis and convalescence without sacrificing the procedure's established benefits in terms of potency, continence and oncological management. In this study, the technique and its evolution are presented in detail, along with an analysis of its clinical efficacy. We also consult the literature to compare EERPE to transperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, and we also discuss new technical advancements regarding the use of robotic assistance during EERPE.

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Stolzenburg JU, Andrikopoulos O, Kallidonis P, Kyriazis I, Do M, Liatsikos E.   Are you the author?

Reference: Asian J Androl. 2011 Dec 19. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1038/aja.2011.53

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PMID: 22179509

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