Robot-assisted radical cystectomy versus open radical cystectomy

Vivek Venkatramani, Dipen J. Parekh

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Abstract

Radical cystectomy is suited to a minimally invasive approach, and robotic surgery holds the potential for improving perioperative morbidity compared with open surgery, without a compromise of oncological efficacy. Recent meta-analyses have shown that minimally invasive cystectomy is associated with lower morbidity, shorter length of stay, reduced blood loss and transfusion rates, less post-operative ileus and a reduced need for analgesics. The short and medium term oncological efficacy of robotic cystectomy has been shown to be equivalent to open surgery. However, larger studies with longer follow-up are needed in order to obtain higher levels of evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRobotics in Genitourinary Surgery, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages797-808
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319206455
ISBN (Print)9783319206448
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Complications
  • Functional outcomes
  • Lymphadenectomy
  • Minimally invasive
  • Oncological outcomes
  • Quality of life
  • Radical cystectomy
  • Recurrence patterns
  • Robotic surgery
  • Surgical margins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Venkatramani, V., & Parekh, D. J. (2018). Robot-assisted radical cystectomy versus open radical cystectomy. In Robotics in Genitourinary Surgery, Second Edition (pp. 797-808). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20645-5_59