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Are we really seeking for equivalence?—The virtue of the robot is in technology

Authors: Aldo Brassetti, Riccardo Mastroianni, Giuseppe Simone

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Radical cystectomy (RC) with pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) and urinary diversion (UD) is the gold standard treatment for organ-confined muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) and recurrent non-muscle invasive disease (1). The open approach is still considered the reference option though the robot-assisted one has recently begone prevailing in western countries (2,3), mainly because of the expected advantages of this minimally-invasive technology in terms of reduced morbidity.

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