Open Prostatectomy

Michael J. Lipsky, Alexander C. Small, Carrie M. Mlynarczyk, Gina M. Badalato, Matthew P. Rutman

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Open simple prostatectomy was long considered the gold-standard treatment for men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with large prostates (80 g or larger). With the development of less invasive endoscopic technology, the use of open simple prostatectomy has diminished significantly. In this chapter we review the history of open prostatectomy to understand how modern techniques were developed. The steps in the procedures are reviewed and clinical outcomes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Comprehensive Guide to the Prostate
Subtitle of host publicationEastern and Western Approaches for Management of BPH
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780128114643
ISBN (Print)9780128114667
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Open prostatectomy
  • Retropubic
  • Suprapubic
  • Transvescial
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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