Modified Pfannenstiel approach for radical retropubic prostatectomy

M. Manoharan, Pablo Gomez, Paul Sved, Mark S. Soloway

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Radical retropubic prostatectomy is traditionally performed using a vertical midline incision and occasionally using a transverse Pfannenstiel incision. We describe a technique for performing radical retropubic prostatectomy using a modified Pfannenstiel approach. This involves a Y incision of the rectus sheath, instead of a pure transverse incision, and provides both excellent exposure and better cosmetic results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-371
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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