What is the role of imaging studies in the preoperative workup of partial cystectomy?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: E Jason Abel, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Routine studies performed for staging bladder cancer include chest radiography, intravenous pyelography (IVP), CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis, bone scan, and liver function tests. Mandatory preoperative imaging focuses on diagnosing and staging bladder cancer. Staging evaluation is a valuable tool to help determine the probability of extravesical disease.

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