Laparoscopic Simple Prostatectomy


  • Kadir Ömür Günseren
  • Yakup Kordan
  • Hakan Vuruşkan

Received Date: 01.11.2014 Accepted Date: 03.12.2014 Bull Urooncol 2014;13(4):215-222

Open prostatectomy is still considered as the gold standard in the surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with large volume prostates. In conjunction with technological advancements minimal invasive methods such as holmium laser prostate enucleation and laparoscopic simple prostatectomy began to be utilized more often day by day. In this paper, we aimed to review the laparoscopic simple prostatectomy procedure and its outcomes in the treatment of large volume prostates by reviewing the current literature. In the current literature, studies comparing the outcomes of laparoscopic simple prostatectomy with open prostatectomy are limited. Furthermore these studies revealed similar results for both procedures in regards to success and revealed acceptable complication rates for both procedures. Laparoscopic simple prostatectomy seems to be one of the alternative minimal invasive procedures in the treatment of patients with large volume BPH.

Keywords: Open prostatectomy, simple prostatectomy, benign prostatic hyperplasia, laparoscopy

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