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Laparoscopic simple prostatectomy
Division of Urology, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Dec  2005 (Vol.  12, Issue  6, Pages( 2891 - 2894)


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  • Classically, surgical options for very large prostate glands, not amenable to transurethral resection, include suprapubic or retropubic simple prostatectomy and Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP). We present a case managed with a laparoscopic simple prostatectomy. Technical considerations are discussed as well as possible advantages of this approach including decreased blood loss, faster patient recovery and improved visualization.