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  ADVANCES IN UROLOGY - PART II 

Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2014 March;66(1):1-14

Copyright © 2014 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Current status of robotic and laparoscopic techniques in radical cystectomy and diversion procedures for bladder cancer: review

Satyanarayana R., Kallingal G., Parekh D.

Department of Urology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA


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Across the world there has been an increased interest in minimally invasive approaches in extirpative and reconstructive surgery for bladder cancer. Minimally invasive approaches i.e. robotic and pure laparoscopic radical cystectomy have the greatest advantage of reduced blood loss, postoperative pain, quicker recovery of bowel function and earlier convalescence. Compared to established open techniques, there have been increasing reports of equivalent oncologic out comes and reduced complication rates in short and intermediate follow-ups. There have been several reports on urinary diversions achieved through minimal invasion and there is increasing interest to perform with robotic assistance. This review aims to review the currently published literature, technical aspects of the procedure, perioperative, oncologic and functional outcomes.

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