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Does robotic radical cystectomy impede oncological outcome in bladder cancer patients?

Authors: Günter Niegisch

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In recent years, new surgical procedures have expanded the urological treatment spectrum. In addition to a number of new developments in urological endoscopy, such as fluorescence-assisted transurethral resection of bladder tumours or improved laser systems, these include minimally invasive surgical techniques in “major” uro-oncologic surgery. In particular, the use of robot-assisted methods is becoming more important, as they play an important role in patient awareness, not least because of offensive marketing.

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