Preperitoneal laparoscopic simple prostatectomy

Urology. 2004 Apr;63(4):778-9. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2003.12.021.


Simple prostatectomy has been a mainstay of therapy for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. We describe a preperitoneal laparoscopic approach for resection of large prostatic adenomas. We believe this is a viable and less invasive alternative to the traditional open approaches used for simple prostatectomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Male
  • Peritoneal Cavity
  • Prostatectomy / methods*
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia / surgery*
  • Urinary Bladder / surgery