Laparoscopic radical cystectomy, the first report from Upper Egypt

Mahmoud M. Shalaby, Mohamad A. Zarzour, Amr H. Abofaddan and Fathy G. Elanany
Department of Urology, Assiut University Hospital

Radical cystectomy represents a considerable portion of the work load in every center in Egypt, it’s also a surgery with major toll on the patient.

This video describes the technique oflaparoscopic radical cystectomy. At the end of the procedure, the specimen is extracted through a 7cm Pfannenstiel incision, which is also used for creation of urinary diversion.

Operative time ranged from 3h 15min to 4h 30min. there were no intraoperative or postoperative complication.

Two patients completed 6months follow up, both had orthotopicilealneobladders. Both patients are disease free and continent.

Laparoscopic Radical cystectomy should be considered as a standard procedure in our centers, it should have the same status as laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

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