Robotic Female Radical Cystectomy

Hong Truong, Victoria Maxon, Alvin C. Goh

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Abstract

Radical cystectomy is the standard of care for patients with nonmetastatic high-risk bladder cancer. Robotic approach to radical cystectomy has been developed to reduce perioperative morbidities and enhance postoperative recovery while maintaining oncologic control. Classically, radical cystectomy in female patient entails anterior pelvic exenteration with removal of the bladder, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, anterior vaginal wall, and urethra. Pelvic organ-sparing radical cystectomy has been adopted in carefully selected patients to optimize postoperative sexual and urinary function, especially in those undergoing orthotopic urinary diversion. In this article, we describe our techniques of both classical and organ-sparing robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy in female patients. We also review patient selection criteria, perioperative management, and alternative approaches to improve operative outcomes in female patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S106-S115
JournalJournal of Endourology
Volume35
Issue numberS2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

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