Robotic Radical Cystectomy: Current State, Challenges, and Future Developments

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Nephrology & Urology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 699

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Dear Colleagues,

Radical cystectomy is a complex surgical undertaking that often results in an extended operative stay, postoperative complications, and readmissions. Minimal invasive surgery is emerging as an alternative to the open approach with reduced postoperative pain, incisional morbidity, blood loss, transfusion rate, hospital stay, and early return of bowel function with a rapid postoperative convalescence. During the last few years, the use of robot radical cystectomy (RRC) has been growing, rising from 0.6% in 2004 to close to 40% of cystectomies in 2019 in the US.

This surgical technique’s continued evolution, made possible by the introduction of robotic technology, needs standardized reporting of perioperative and survival outcomes to reflect patient and surgeon expectations following RRC. The creation of the urinary diversion (UD) after RRC is considered the most challenging step of the entire surgical procedure, and the use of extracorporeal (ECUD), totally intracorporeal (ICUD), and hybrid UD has been described in the literature for both continent and incontinent diversions

With this Special Issue, we hope to encourage submissions that discuss the current state-of-the-art, address ongoing knowledge gaps, and focus on ongoing controversies related to robotic radical cystectomy in the management of bladder cancer.

Prof. Dr. Giovanni E. Cacciamani
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Keywords

  • Robotic radical cystectomy 
  • Robotic-assisted radical cystectomy 
  • Bladder cancer 
  • Robotic surgery 
  • Urothelial cancer
  • Intracorporeal urinary diversion
  • Extracorporeal urinary diversion

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