Special Issue "Totally Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion after Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Radical cystectomy (RC) remains the gold standard of treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). Minimally invasive surgical techniques have been widely used in a variety of surgical procedures. Of all of them, robot-assisted RC (RARC) has technical advantages over laparoscopic RC and emerged as a better alternative to open RC due to its possible reduction in estimated blood loss, blood transfusion rate, and quicker recovery of bowel function.
Although robotic surgery has advanced, experience in total intracorporeal urinary diversion (ICUD), including intracorporeal ileal conduit or neobladder reconstruction, remains limited. Most surgeons have performed the hybrid approach of RARC and extracorporeal urinary diversion since ICUD remains technically challenging. Although ICUD may have several potential advantages, the adoption of ICNB has been limited to high-volume academic institutions.
This Special Issue aims to summarize the utility and safety of RARC followed by totally ICUD in patients with MIBC at the authors’ institutions, especially focusing on perioperative morbidities and oncological outcomes.
Dr. Takuya Koie
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- robot-assisted radical cystectomy
- intracorporeal urinary diversion
- muscle-invasive bladder cancer
- ileal conduit
- ileal neobladder