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The Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy
(or the nerve-sparing RRP)

Illustration 2 of 8
from Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer
by Patrick C. Walsh, M.D., and Janet Farrar Worthington


Figure 2 of the nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy RRP technicque of Dr. Patrick Walsh

FIG. 8.2 The Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy (Continued)
This is a schematic look at the prostate, bladder,and lymph nodes. It's the view the surgeon has after the abdominal incision has been made. Inside the shaded area are the lymph nodes removed during a staging lymphadenectomy.

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