Laparoscopy-assisted robotic radical cystoprostatectomy with ileal conduit urinary diversion for muscle-invasive bladder cancer: initial two cases.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The use of the da Vinci robot is being investigated in the discipline of urologic surgery. We describe our experience with its use during radical cystoprostatectomy in two patients with organ-confined bladder cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Laparoscopic radical cystoprostatectomy with ileal conduit urinary diversion was performed using the da Vinci robot. Both patients were informed about this new approach, and informed consent was obtained. RESULTS: There were no intraoperative or postoperative complications. The operative time was 10 and 12 hours. A clear liquid diet was started on the third postoperative day. Final histopathology examination in both patients revealed T(3a)N(0)M(0) transitional-cell carcinoma. The hospital stay was 6 days. Both patients returned to normal activity within 2 weeks. CONCLUSION: Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystoprostatectomy with ileal conduit urinary diversion for muscle-invasive bladder cancer is feasible.
Yohannes, P; Puri, V; Yi, B; Khan, AK; Sudan, R
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