An understanding of the prostatic dorsal venous anatomy allows dissection of the prostatic apex in a manner that results in minimal bleeding while preserving the rhabdosphincter, urethra, and neurovascular bundles during radical retropubic prostatectomy. This article reviews the pertinent venous anatomy of the prostatic apex. A surgical technique is described that allows secure venous control and that has resulted in consistently low blood loss and an allogeneic transfusion rate of less than 1% of patients. Copyright (C) 2000 by W.B. Saunders Company.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Seminars in Urologic Oncology|
|State||Published - Mar 13 2000|
- Blood loss
- Radical prostatectomy
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