Management of the urethra in urothelial bladder cancer Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The standard of care in the management of invasive urothelialcancer of the bladder is radical cystectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy.Although uncommon, recurrence of disease in the retainedurethra following cystectomy carries a poor prognosis. The needfor assessment of risk of recurrence is greater now than ever withwider adoption of orthotopic bladder substitution. This reviewwill address the contemporary management of the urethra followingcystectomy for urothelial cancer.

publication date

  • December 2009