Article Abstract

Cutting complications before cutting corners: the need for longterm outcome parameters in an ever-changing landscape of intracorporeal neobladder technique

Authors: Rajesh Nair, Nicolas Geurts, Declan G. Murphy


Robot assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) and totally intracorporeal neobladder (ICNB) reconstruction remains a challenge. Despite the potential advantages of RARC, which include decreased blood loss, quicker return to bowel function, reduced analgesic requirements and decreased wound complications (1); ICNB reconstruction is not without its shortcomings.