Laparoscopic radical cystectomy and orthotopic urinary diversion in the male patient: technique.

November 14, 2011

Arch Esp Urol. 2011 Apr;64(3):195-206.

Nuñez-Mora C, Cabrera P, García-Mediero JM, de Fata FR, González J, Angulo J.


Radical cystectomy with extended pelvic lymphadenectomy remains the treatment of choice for muscle invasive bladder cancer and non-metastatic chorion-invasive high grade tumors resistant to treatment with intravesical chemotherapy. During the last decade the procedure has been refined and we have acquired the skills necessary to perform it using the laparoscopic approach. In this way, the oncologic and functional outcomes obtained can be compared to those of its open counterpart. This article describes in detail the technique of radical cystoprostatectomy and urinary diversion in the male patient conducted by our group in an attempt to improve the knowledge and spread of this always difficult procedure.


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