Minilaparotomy radical retropubic prostatectomy for prostate cancer

K. H. Tsui, G. H. Sun, S. T. Huang, T. M. Wang, S. H. Lee, P. L. Chang

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Radical prostatectomy is still the gold standard for treating patients with clinically localized cancer. A total of 33 consecutive patients underwent minilaparotomy radical prostatectomy by a single surgeon. The minilaparotomy radical retropubic prostatectomy was performed via an eight-centimeter lower midline incision and a Book Walter retractor for surgical assistance. Mean patient age was 65 years (range 47 to 74). Tumor stages were observed as 12.1% of total for T1c, 21.2% for T2a, 45.5% for T2b, 6% for T3a and 15.2% for T3b. Satisfactory continence was achieved in 80% of the patients. 85% of patients revealed a prostate-specific antigen at a serum concentration of less than 0.2 ng/ml. Minilaparotomy radical retropubic prostatectomy compares favorably with standard radical retropubic prostatectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Andrology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Laparotomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology


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