Article Abstract

Double J stent prior to cystectomy increases the risk of upper urinary tract recurrence?

Authors: Rupesh Gupta, Sweta Gupta, Supriya Basu


Radical cystectomy is a preferred treatment of choice for the management of patients with invasive bladder cancer and for those having the superficial disease with high risk for progression. Upper urinary tract recurrence is an important complication during postoperative period after radical cystectomy. Though this is a rare complication in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer, it occurs in around 0.74% to 6.4% of patients and has been reported to have a poor prognosis (1).