Laparoscopy-Assisted Robotic Radical Cystoprostatectomy with Ileal Conduit Urinary Diversion for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer: Initial Two Cases

Paulos Yohannes, Varun Puri, Bing Yi, A. K. Khan, Ranjan Sudan

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Abstract

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 T3aN0M0 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)729-732
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Endourology
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes

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