Facilitated radical perineal prostatectomy with the brooke bookwalter retractor blade

Ian M. Thompson, Thomas A. Rozanski, John P. Foley, Michael Harris

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Abstract

With the resurgent interest in radical perineal prostatectomy, a variety of enhancements have been made to the procedure. We describe herein the use of a retractor blade that allows full mobilization of the seminal vesicles and vasa prior to prostatic apical dissection, thus facilitating bladder neck-sparing radical prostatectomy. This retractor system dramatically improves visualization of the seminal vesicles and prostatic pedicles, allowing a single surgeon to perform this procedure easily.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)766-767
Number of pages2
JournalUrology
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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