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Dorsal Lithotomy Position in Prostate Cancer Treatment


The dorsal lithotomy position places the feet in stirrups and elevates the legs over the head. This position gives the surgeon performing the radical perineal prostatectomy a clear view of the perineum, which is the site of the incision. The dorsal lithotomy position is also used for prostate cancer treatments such as cryotherapy and brachytherapy. Using this position for these prostate cancer treatments allows the surgeon to correctly fix the perineal template or the transperineal needle template.

 
 

 
 
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