volume 29, issue 6, P489-496 2003
DOI: 10.1590/s1677-55382003000600002
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Abstract: ABSTRACTPurpose: We describe the critical steps of the laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) technique and discuss how they impact upon the pertinent issues regarding prostate cancer surgery: blood loss, potency and continence.Results: A major advantage of LRP is the reduced operative blood loss. The precise placement of the dorsal vein complex stitch associated with the tamponading effect of the CO 2 pneumoperitoneum significantly decrease venous bleeding, which is the main source of blood loss during rad…

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